Symbols in Lord of the Flies

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Symbols in Lord of the Flies

"Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill!" said the head. For a moment or two the forest and all of the other dimly appreciated places echoed with the parody of laughter. "You knew didnt you? I'm part of you? Close, close, close! I'm the reason why it's no go? Why things are what they are?" The laughter shivered again. "Come now," said the Lord of the Flies. "Get back to the others and we'll forget the whole thing." p. 151

Lord of the Flies

by William Golding

Important Symbols

The Conch

"It's a shell!" I seen one like that before. On someone's back wall. A conch he called it. He used to to blow it and then his mum would come. It's ever so valuable-" p. 10

The Fire

The Beast

"We've got to have special people for looking after the fire. Any day there may be a ship out there"- he waved his arm at the taut wire of the horizon-"and if we have a signal going they'll come and take us off." p. 40


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