Conch In Lord Of The Flies, By William Golding

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Upon the boys’ arrival on the island, Ralph and Piggy made a discovery in the lagoon, they found a conch. “A conch; ever so expensive. I bet if you wanted to buy one, you’d have to pay pounds and pounds and pounds,” (Golding 19). The boys are mesmerized by shell; they have never seen anything like it before. Coming from a wealthier place in the world where the boys are registered in an expensive school, they are able to easily identify the shell. In Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, the conch represents an item that a speaker holds when they have something to say. The conch is first used by Ralph and Piggy to call a meeting on the beach by blowing into it. Whoever is holding the conch is allowed to speak and everyone must listen. Therefore

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