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Lord of the flies symbolism's


María Emilia

on 18 June 2013

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Transcript of Lord of the flies symbolism's

Lord of the Flies: Symbolism's
Symbols are objects, characters, figures and colors used to represent abstract ideas or concepts. We found that in Lord of the flies every character and object describe by Golding represents something with a deeper meaning.
It represents power and organization. Also when someone had the conch shell was able to speak.
Piggy's glasses
The Beast
The imaginary beast that frightens all the boys stands for the primal instinct of savagery that resides within all human beings, the dark side of nature. At the end only Simon realized that they fear the beast because it exists withing each of them.
The Fire
The fire symbolizes hope and rescue. At the end the kids lost that desire of being rescued because they become savage.
The parachutist
The parachutist is a sign from the world of grown-ups, a sign of the adult supervision.
The Sea
Represents the barrier between the civilization & the wild seductive part of the island.
The Island
The island itself at first represented paradise, but at the end it could be described as isolation. It also represents freedom of adults and savagery.
The Pig
It means the aggression, which at first is little but then it grows until it dominates the kids. It also represents Jack's leadership.
The butterflies
It means the strong relationship (of goodness and harmony) that Simon had with Nature
This is the most important and complicated symbol of the story. It becomes both a physical manifestation of the beast , a symbol of the power of evil, and a kind of a Satan figure who evokes the beast within each human being.
The Characters
Ralph: Represents order, leadership and civilization.
Piggy: Represents the scientific and intellectual aspects of civilization.
Jack: Represents savagery and desire of power.
Simon: represents natural human goodness.
Roger: Represents brutality.
Represents science and intelligence. It also was a tool used by the kids to made fire.
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