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i need 3 exact metaphors and page numbers or chapters!!!!

 

hailey w #62269
Jul 31, 2008 11:14 AM

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i need 3 exact metaphors and page numbers or chapters!!!!

i would love page numbers but if all you can do is chapters i understand!!! thank you sooooo much!! i need these asap!

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howard g #62569
Aug 12, 2008 9:29 PM

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Hi,
Here's one:
In Chapter 11, Castle Rock, the conch shatters. 

"The rock struck Piggy a glancing blow from chin to knee; the conch exploded into a thousand white fragments and ceased to exist. Piggy, saying nothing, with no time for even a grunt, traveled through the air sideways from the rock, turning over as he went. The rock bounded twice and was lost in the forest. Piggy fell forty feet and landed on his back across the square red rock in the sea. His head opened and stuff came out and turned red. Piggy's arms and legs twitched a bit, like a pig's after it has been killed. Then the sea breathed again in a long, slow sigh, the water boiled white and pink over the rock; and when it went, sucking back again, the body of Piggy was gone.
  This time the silence was complete. Ralph's lips formed a word but no sound came."
 
The conch shell is a metaphor for the law and order adult world which Piggy tries so desperately to protect. The conch shell symbolizes all the order which the boys are used to respecting. When Roger obliterates the shell, disorder and anarchy take over.
 

coco s #17435
Aug 18, 2008 10:42 AM

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The dead pilot (beginning of chpater 5--?) is a metaphor for the war and its destruction.  It also introduces real fear into all of the boys . . . fear of the unknown.  It is "harmless and horrible," and only Simon knows this.  Simon himself is a metaphor for knowledge and truth.  The boys destroy him.
 

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