Lord of the Flies

Lord of the flies guided reading questions

Chapter one; question one: what do you think is the symbolism of the boys tearing off their clothes?

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The boys have no adults with them, meaning they can do whatever they want. They are free! No more boundaries, meaning they don't need to look nice or have appropriate clothing. They don't even need clothes, they think they are independent. The symbolism is their first taste of freedom and independence.