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Lord Of The Flies Allegorical Analysis

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Many people have contemplated the question of what they would wish to have with them if stranded on an island. 5After reading the Lord of the Flies, glasses would be a tool many would not think they would need; however, a simple pair of glasses became an object to fight over. The story is more than just a story about boys stranded on an island during World War II. This story is an allegorical look at human nature. Golding’s portrayals of the main characters among the group of boys contributes to the allegorical.
1 Ralph, the protagonist, is the first character introduced in the novel. He is described as “the boy with the fair hair” (Golding 7). Ralph is more than a boy stranded on an island. He stands for civilization, morality, and leadership. Over the course of the novel, most of the boys start acting like savages. Ralph tries to influence the boys to focus on being rescued instead of hunting and dancing around the fire. #TFirst Ralph first shows leadership is when he finds a conch shell to try to get all of the stranded boys to come to one spot to find out how many boys are there. #T Secondly, he had the idea to form a group to make sure they were on an uninhabited island. The most important task to him was to build a fire on the mountain to try to signal ships or airplanes for help. “’There’s another thing. We can help them to find us. 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” (38). #5
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