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Lord of the Flies Symbols & Symbolism

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Symbols and Symbolism

Conch

The conch is a sea shell that Piggy and Ralph find the first day on the island. Ralph uses the conch to call all the boys on the island together. The conch is then made a symbol when Ralph decides that only the boy holding the conch can speak during the meetings. This makes it a symbol of civility that is broken when Piggy dies.

Piggy's Glasses

Piggy is the only boy on the island who wears glasses. The boys use Piggy’s glasses to light fires. After Jack leaves Ralph’s group, he returns to steal Piggy’s glasses for his tribes exclusive use.

Fruit

One of the only things the children have to eat on the island is fruit. However, the fruit causes many of the boys’ digestive problems at first because they are not used to eating so much fruit. The fruit is...

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