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Symbolism In Lord of the Flies

Symbolism played an important part in the development of story. This narrative technique is used to give a significance to certain people or objects, which represent some other figure. The following table lists many of the examples of symbolism used throughout Golding's book.

 

Object/Character

Represents

Piggy (and Glasses)

Clear-sightedness, intelligence. Their state represents the status of social order.

Ralph, The Conch

Democracy, Order

Simon

Pure Goodness, "Christ Figure"

Roger

Evil, Satan

Jack