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Lord of the Flies Essay

Lord of the Flies Essay - Josh Huver Huver 1 Marrinan...

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Josh Huver Huver 1 Marrinan English 9 February 15, 2004 Symbolism in Lord of The Flies In William Golding’s 1954 novel, The Lord of The Flies , he strands a group of British boys, none of them seeming older than 14, on an island somewhere in the Pacific ocean. No one knows they are there, and they must survive on their own. The book describes their survival with the lack of a normal society that holds everyone together. Without the conditions of that society, ideals, values, and the basics of right and wrong appear lost. Golding shows how this affects the boys, and brings out their savage nature through symbols and imagery. Through symbols, author William Golding shows the fall of authority and the rise of anarchy. Of the major symbols that represent authority and its fall, Piggy and his glasses seem to be the most important. Because of his asthma and obesity he is not set for savage island life, but he has something that none of the other boys do. The glasses help to imply that Piggy is probably smart and knows what he’s talking about. For instance, Piggy is trying to talk to the group and explain that no one knows they are there. Everyone keeps shouting at him and talking out of turn, but then, “Piggy put on his
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