Lord of the Flies

What is the allegorical significance of the phrase "Fire On the Mountains "in the second chapter of the "LORD OF THE FLIES"

I want to know the allegorical significance of the phrase "FIRE ON THE MOUNTAINS"in the second chapter of the"LORD OF THE FLIES"

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The "fire on the mountain" represents creation and destruction. On one hand, fire becomes a tool that the boys can use for cooking food, signal, warmth, security....In the other hand, it also can become a force of destruction. Golding uses animal imagery as an allegory to point out that fire breathes, eats, and moves. The boys unleash this animal and cannot control it.