Lord of the Flies Essay | Lord of the Flies: The Meaning Through the Words

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Lord of the Flies: The Meaning Through the Words

Summary: An analysis of the symbolism used by William Golding in his novel Lord of the Flies, touching on the examples of the scar, the conch, and the truth. Golding's use of symbolism effectively adds foreshadowing and gives deeper meaning to the story.

William Golding's novel, Lord of the Flies, uses creative and in-depth symbolism to not only foreshadow but to give the story effect. There are many examples of symbolism throughout the book. Symbols make things more meaningful as well as interesting.

In the first chapter, after landing on the once-deserted island, Piggy and Ralph discover "the undergrowth at the side of the scar was shaken and a multitude of raindrops fell pattering"(Golding 7). It is never "the scar" in dialogue; it is just used to everyone a clear picture of how this deep, marred, crevice should be thought of. When a plane crashes, the earth is torn apart and people lose their lives just as the children have lost their families in the war. People are scarred just as is the once the once healthy, virgin earth. "The scar" is mentioned, also...

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