Lord of the Flies

how does ralph feel about the conch

chapter 5 lord of the flies

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Ralph feels the conch has lost its meaning, and is afraid to use it because if it is in reality ignored...... civilized behavior of any kind will truly be lost.


Lord of the Flies

Ralph sees the conch as a symbol of the order he wishes they had on the island. Already, they are starting to stray from the duties of the fire and keeping their living area orderly, so when he blows the conch, he is trying to bring them back to the task at hand and help them follow through with their responsibilities.