Date of publication: 2017-07-08 23:58
Another example is my wedding ring. It represents that I am married. There are several reasons why we choose that as a symbol. It is round, showing that my love for my wife is never ending, just like a circle has no ending. It is gold, because my love for my wife is precious, and it is on the fourth finger of my left hand, because people used to believe that there was a blood vein in that finger that ran straight to the heart. Now, if I take that ring off, I'm still married (Mrs. Alford may be mad at me for that, but I would still be married). It is a symbol of my love and commitment to my wife.
However, as the boys slowly turn to their savage instincts, the power of the conch shell is eroded. Ralph is holding the shell while he laughs maniacally about Simon’s death. When Ralph blows the shell to remind the boys of civilization, they throw rocks at him and, finally, civilization comes to an abrupt end when the shell is destroyed.
Piggy, in contrast, shows opposition to immaturity and savage behaviour from the beginning. These two characters symbolize polar opposites, good and evil. However, in the end Roger kills Piggy resulting in evil overpowering purity, suggesting the end of civilization.
The boys paint their faces with mud and other such materials. This shows the level of savagery they have reached, and their return to primal human instincts. It is people who lived before civilization, or those now living in an uncivilized society that apply face paint in order either to camouflage themselves to merge with their surroundings while hunting, or to celebrate in a wild manner.
The ending of this book will be read on the test. I suggest you read it beforehand. The ending is an example of deus ex machina. We'll discuss that after the test is over.
At this point, Simon goes from weird to just freaky strange. He starts staring at the pig's head. The pig's head starts to talk to him. Obviously this is just in Simon's mind. He also has something wrong with him (maybe the reason he faints at the beginning of the book?
6. How does Golding change his boys from savages back to little boys in the eyes of the reader?
7. What is the purpose of the naval officer's presence in the surrounding waters, and what is the irony of this in the light of his reaction to the "fun and games" of the boys?
Poor Ralph. He's learning that just saying "I'm chief" isn't enough you have to have people to enforce your system of laws and order—like a police force, or Roger.
The protagonist of the story, Ralph is one of the oldest boys on the island. He quickly becomes the group s leader. Golding describes Ralph as tall for his age and handsome, and he presides over the other boys with a natural sense of authority. Although he lacks Piggy s overt intelligence, Ralph is calm and rational, with sound judgment and a strong moral sensibility. But he is susceptible to the same instinctive influences that affect the other boys, as demonstrated by his contribution to Simon s death. Nevertheless, Ralph remains the most civilized character throughout the novel. With his strong commitment to justice and equality, Ralph represents the political tradition of liberal democracy.
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The Lord of the Flies states that he lives within all human beings. This statement symbolizes that Satan is within all humanity, including English boys, and that it is he that causes sinful and savage behaviour. The devil is the source of all evil.
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