Lord of the Flies

What do the candle buds symbolize?

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Simon actually says (one of the few times he speaks) that they are, "Like candles. Candle bushes. Candle buds." The buds symbolize the fragility and majesty of nature which Jack is about to slash with his knife. This also gives us a glimpse into Simon's artistic and spiritual side.