Symbols Imagine a bunch of young children's lives changed
by being trapped on a island with no civilization around.
William Golding shows how terrifying it can be in Lord Of
The Flies, the novel that brings symbolism above all to the
emotions of all that read it. The symbols that bring out the
meaning the best are the leadership skills, the fire and the
conch. First, are the leadership skills, as are shown in the
book, Ralph has. Ralph in the novel has many ideas,
leadership skills, and has the force he needs to create a
better place and try to get them all home. There are three
major quotes that prove that Ralph has what it takes. This
first one shows he has good ideas and can enforce what he
thinks should happen. "Shut up," said Ralph absently. He
lifted the conch. "Seem to me we ought to have a cheif to
decide things(#22)." He also shows he can be a good cheif
and make them listen with a wave of a hand. "Ralph smiled
and held up the conch for silence(#23)." Lastly, when
Ralph blows the conch, as though a force is pulling them
nearer, the children go to him. "By the time Ralph had
finished blowing the conch the platform was
crowded(#32)." Next, one of the bigger symbols is the fire.
Enforcing the rules is one thing, but the children would
rather play than keep the fire going. Ralph gives the idea for
the fire, but can they keep it going? " There's another thing.
We can help them to find us. If a ship comes near the island
they might not notice us. We must make a fire(#38)." Jack
has a great idea to use Piggy's glasses to light the fire." Jack
pointed suddenly. "His specs-use them as burning glasses
(#40)!" Jack has a obsession of hunting and it turns to the
choir as well. They have the responsibility to keep the...