William Golding's "Lord of the Flies"
An analysis of "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding , exploring the symbolic significance of the conch shell, Piggy's glasses, and signal fire to the development of the story and the evolution of the characters.
# 89240 | 1,125 words | 1 source | 2006 |
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This essay analyzes the book "Lord of the Flies", focusing on the significance of three objects for the development of island civilization: the conch shell, Piggy's glasses and signal fire. The essay shows how the boys' attempts to establish a functioning society are challenged by powerful forces within them and looks at what role is played by the above-mentioned symbols in the boys' regress back to the state of anarchy.
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