Lord of the Flies Essay | Lord of the Flies: The Symbol of Order

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Lord of the Flies: The Symbol of Order

Summary: The conch in William Golding's novel The Lord of the Flies at first symbolizes the order and democracy practiced by the boys on the island. However, the conch's power to maintain order eventually disintegrates, and the boys turn into savages as their need for civilization becomes increasingly visible. Golding uses the conch as a symbol to demonstate the theme that civilization is necessary to keep the dark side of human nature within and in control.
Many aspects of the lives of Americans are taken for granted. Citizens have the power to decide upon which laws they want to see put into place, who is in office, and other things that control the country. With freedom and democracy, Americans have prospered. In Sir William Golding's, The Lord of the Flies, a group of boys, none of them exceeding the age of twelve, are stranded on a deserted island during a time of war. In the beginning, the protagonist, Ralph, discovers a conch and uses it to call all the boys together. The conch's power in the beginning symbolizes the order and democracy on the island. As its reign falls, the boys stoop to fighting to solve their disagreements; eventually leading to complete savagery. Golding uses the symbol of the conch to demonstrate the theme that civilization is necessary...

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