Childish Shame In Lord Of The Flies Research Paper

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In the book Lord of the Flies by William Golding, The Fire symbolizes childish shame. THe fire was supposed to be controlled and cause smoke so they could be rescued but because of the childishness of Jack and Ralph they ignored piggy and did not take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and others from the fire. Because they did not take the correct precautions they started a wildfire and one of the little ones, the one with the mulberry colored birthmark, was lost in the fire. Ralph feeling ashamed for not being able to take better care of the boy says in a tone that betrays doubt “ perhaps he went to the, the-” Because of his carelessness and lack of leadership Ralph feels the loss of the child's life strongly and for the rest

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