Development And Significance Of Fire In Lord Of The Flies

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Development and Significance of Fire in Lord of The Flies
In the book Lord of the Flies by William Golding, during the world war 2, a plane crashed into an island, the only survivals are a group of British schoolboys, decided to build a fire to get rescued. The fire was a symbol of hope and rescue, if a ship passes it can see the smoke and they can get rescued but then the symbol develops to destruction by the boys setting the whole island on fire, because the boys starting to become more savages, throughout the book It shows how fire can help as well as kill.
In the beginning of the book, the boys got lost on an island, so they built a fire in order to be rescued.“If a ship comes near the island they may not notice us. So we must make smoke on top of the mountain. We must make a fire.”(Golding 34). Then they need something to light up the fire.
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It’s symbolizes hope and destruction, like In chapter 2, when they first made the fire, it gets out of control, it caused chaos and destruction, And in another event is when they lose the opportunity of getting rescued because the signal fire went out, when jack was caring about hunting, Throughout the book, as the boys lost their interest in being rescued, they let the fire go out, They turned into uncivilized boys, inside all humans there is an evil present according to goldings philosophy.throughout the book, Ralph remained the same but Jack changed from a civilized English boy into a savage who has no humanity left in him, also the important event is the end of the book, the conflict between Ralph and Jack which ended in the destruction of the Island. In Lord of the flies, Golding uses different symbols to show the good and evil side of the fire. They got rescued because of the fire but their friends also got killed because of the fire, which shows the destructive side of the fire and how fire can help us as well as kill

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