Another example of object symbolism is depicted in the signal fires that Ralph sternly suggests should exist.
These fires symbolize a hope for rescue and a return to order and civilization.
In chapter seven, Ralph cannot help but get caught up in the excitement of the boar hunt when he joins the other boys.
- Lord of the Flies “is both a story with a message” and “a great tale of adventure”.
Lord of the Flies Cruelty and savagery are all parts of human life.
When the reigns of civilization are lifted, cruelty and savagery are left alone to roam freely.
He only likes the idea of rules because he wants some of the boys to break them so he can discipline them.
Jack thinks that it is more important to hunt and kill the pig than to make shelters or maintain a signal fire for rescue.
William Golding expresses the need for civilized order to maintain the cruel savage beast in us all.
In Golding's Lord of the Flies, the theme of discovering one's true self is displayed through object symbolism, analytical symbols of the cruel tribe and beast, and analysis of key character symbols.