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Lord of the Flies Symbolism (Chapter 4-6). By: Ty and Kim. Symbols.

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  • “Roger gathered a handful of stones and began to throw them. Yet there was a space round Henry, perhaps six yards in diameter, into which he dare not throw. Here, invisible yet strong, was the taboo of the old life. Round the squatting child was the protection of parents and school and policemen and the law.”-Roger in Chapter 4
  • Shows how people are different with a lack of order.
"The world, that understandable and lawful world, was slipping away."Ch. 5
  • This symbolizes the lack of order and the growing violence of the island and literally the world itself.
  • "Serve you right if something did get you, you useless lot of cry-babies!" Ch. 5
  • Shows the lack of care for others in a society can be destructive.
"'Maybe there is a beast....maybe it's only us.'" Ch. 5
  • Is portraying the world of its “Beast” or “Savage” like traits found in society.
  • "The world, that understandable and lawful world, was slipping away." Ch. 5
  • Golding is referring to modern society.
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  • The Beast-This symbolizes the savage like traits that linger inside of everybody and it shows up a lot in the book.
  • Ralph-With his role as the leader he is representing leadership itself. He also represents order and peace by the way he chooses to handle things on the island to take care of the boys.
  • Piggy-Piggy is representing logic and scientific and intellectual aspects of society. There are several occasions earlier in the book that piggy shows his logic. For example when he gets Ralph to use the conch.
  • Jack-Most of the time Jack just shows savagery and the want for power.