Why Does Golding Use Of Symbolism In Lord Of The Flies

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In Chapter Two, Golding introduces more symbols that will recur throughout the novel and which highlight important developments in the dramatic action. The tropical island, with its bountiful food, symbolizes paradise. It is like a Garden of Eden in which the boys can try to recreate the perfect society. The conch shell symbolizes authority and civil discussion. “By the time Ralph finished blowing the conch the platform was crowded.” It's used to call meetings and it used as a microphone that grants people to speak. “I’ll give the conch to the next person to speak. He can hold it when he’s speaking.” The boys' fears changes into the shape of the Beastie; it becomes the tally of the things that frighten them about the island: the unknown, the
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