Lord of the Flies

How does Golding use symbolism to create a deeper appreciation of the novel?

What symbols does he use and why would he coose to use them? How do theyhelp convey his message? Use 3 supporting quotes to answer the main question

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There are many symbols both in character and objects.

The conch becomes a symbol of democracy. It is used to give even the lowliest of littluns a chance to speak. The conch also gives Ralph a certain amount of authority. He resembles an adult with a "megaphone" to the others. The conch comes to symbolize responsible authority from the old world. As visions of the old world quickly fade into nothing, so does the symbolism of the conch.

Piggy's glasses- Intelligence, weakness in the eyes of the boys, otherness

Fire/Smoke- Comfort, safety, rescue, power