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The Burning Cause in "Lord of the Flies"

Summary: This essay portrays fire as a major symbol in the story. It discusses how fire changes from a symbol of hope to a symbol of evil.
  "Things change, that's the way it is." - Tupac. All things change. For better or for worse, it is always unknown. In William Golding's book Lord of the Flies, the fire was a major symbol, a beacon of hope, a cooking utensil, and a tool of evil.

   In the beginning of the book Lord of the Flies, the fire was a beacon of hope for the stranded boys on the island. When Ralph - the "leader" of the boys - talked about getting rescued, he said, "If a ship comes near the island, it might notice us... So we must make smoke...we must make a fire" (38). This suggests that the fire is very important to their survival because it summons forth the hope that maybe, they will be rescued. In a more literal sense, the fire...

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