Lord of the Flies Essay | Student Essay

This student essay consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis of Symbolism in "Lord of the Flies".
This section contains 967 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Student Essay on Symbolism in "Lord of the Flies"

Symbolism in "Lord of the Flies"

Summary: How the conch, Piggy's glasses, the signal fire, and the "lord of the flies" contribute to the development of the novel "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding.
The novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding focuses on numerous themes, one of which is the battle between humans' instinct of civilization, which represents good; versus humans' instinct of savagery, representing evil. As the novel progresses, the boys on the island detach themselves from civilization and their desire to return home. Instead, they choose a life of savagery and hunting. In addition to its numerous themes, the Lord of the Flies contains many symbols that contribute to the development of the themes. For instance, changes to the conch symbolize changes to the order and civilization on the island. The signal fire measures the boys' desire to return home, and their connection to civilization. Next, alterations to Piggy's glasses sway the boys further away from civilization, and the Lord of the Flies brings about evil and darkness to the island.

The conch; a...

(read more)

This section contains 967 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Student Essay on Symbolism in "Lord of the Flies"
Copyrights
BookRags
Symbolism in "Lord of the Flies" from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.