This is what can happen to someone when all signs of civilization, order and power disappear and have no more meaning to members of a group or society. The boys believe that there exists a beast in the island that seeks to cause them harm. He is a very important character because throughout this whole novel, Golding depicts this island and savagery to everyday life. William Golding was a talented English novelist, whose exciting adventure stories dealt with the conflict between mind and instinct; intelligence and primitive urge. The symbolization of power and control is clearly shown when the tribe is holding an election for chief. It is Roger who feels strong and powerful as he stands on the ledge above Piggy. As the plot progresses he becomes less and less attached to any societal norms.
Golding wants to show the savage nature of the human being. That man would quickly resort to their violent tendencies when under pressure and how easy it would be for them to lose their innocence. Furthermore, your instructor probably assigned you to read Lord of the Flies to get you thinking more about symbolism. Obviously, Ralph, described as a good-looking, trusting on common sense type of regular chap, is the sympathetic, just, and even admired, democratic leader. It is therefore necessary to give it a balanced approach so that the reader can see through the vicious and virtuous side of the story. Indeed, there is a certain capacity for evil that resides in man.
For a while, the fire is given up, and even though the four boys try and keep it going, they know they cannot do it. Spectacles are used to see clearly, which can also be seen as reason, and Piggy the voice of reason, due to his insight. It symbolizes that the characters on the island have no way of leaving, do not have extra supplies, and have no outside influence and are completely free from law and order. At times the signal fire rages out of control, symbolic of the boys themselves. The littluns represent the common people and the older kids play the role of the noblemen.
They help us understand why the author chose to use specific symbols. In one chapter Simon believes the Lord of the Flies to speak to him explaining the nature of evil. The fire set by Jack to burn Ralph out was meant for evil but ended with a rescue. The voice of reason is gone, the intelligence of the society is killed, and the glasses are almost destroyed. Jack and Roger and Maurice and Robert and Bill and Piggy and Ralph.
Centering on the role and importance of adult supervision, the novel sets the ball rolling for an epic battle between legitimate adult supervision and juvenile desire to get freedom without boundaries and responsibility. Ralph's capacity for leadership is evident from the very beginning he is the only elected leader of the boys. The conch is used to call assemblies and only the person holding the conch could speak at the meetings. The biguns are publicly unwilling to oppose civilization, but privately they choose Jack,the beast and savagery. Near the end, he feels no shame about the deaths of Simon and Piggy, nor his attempt to kill Ralph. Ralph clutches the shell desperately when he talks about his role in murdering Simon.
The fire, initially, is important in the novel. The shell that symbolized authority and order is destroyed, as is the actual authority and order among the boys. Perhaps there aren't any grownups anywhere. The boys no longer have societal connections or a desire to be rescued. Ralph represents order and discipline in this chaotic world without grownups, which is displayed by his character and composure during the first meeting.
The audience can see this because more of the boys start to talk and bring up an argument without the conch shell in their hands. In his very complicated and diverse novel Golding brings out many ideas and uses many literary devices. Without the symbolic fire, the boys would have died long before their island society crumbled. When the novel begins, two boys are talking about what has happened and why they are on this island. In conclusion, Lord of the Flies is a story that portrays the dark, deteriorating life that results from mankind's inherent capacity for evil, which is allowed to control humans when they are freed from the rules of society.
A specific civilization was Mesopotamia, the name derived from the fact that it was surrounded by two rivers, the Euphrates and Tigris River. The cracking of the first lens symbolizes the boys losing sight of what they need to do. Golding has shown that his novel is derived from the savagery of humans, but does not forget the good nature in all place, that has been now, tainted by human evils. Finally, the Beastie is a symbol of fear. These qualities make him guiltless and pure but he was besides the first to calculate out what the animal truly was. The Signal Fire The boys light signal fires at two different locations, first in the mountain and later on at the beach, in attempts to signal any passing ship to rescue them.
The glasses are also one of the last remaining tools from the outside world. While walking on the beach, the main character Ralph then proceeds to find a shell which the two boys call the conch. The remaining sense of civilization amongst the majority of the boys is shredded as Roger rolls a huge rock onto Piggy crushing the shell alongside. Later, when he tries to blow the shell in Jack's camp, the other boys don't pay attention to him and instead throw at stones at him. Ralph is a boy who represents leadership in the book.