Lord of the Flies

what does the conch symbolise?

what is the role of the conch and how did it lose its place from the first of the story till the end?

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The conch symbolizes power and authority.... it represents order and democracy. Over the course of the novel, the conch loses all meaning, as the boys become more and more uncivilized.


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