Fire In Lord Of The Flies Fire Symbolism Essay

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Symbolism of The Sea of Flames In the book Lord of the Flies by William Golding, there are many symbolization's in the book including the fire, the conch, Piggy's glasses, and the beast. They all have meaning to something about the book. These all can have deeper meaning to each object, such as the flame being a symbolism of hope and freedom from the island. The flame in the Lord of the Flies symbolizes hope and freedom for the kids. The flame was their ticket to freedom. Jack let the flame go out in the book, and the people sailing across the sea never saw the signal fire that the kids were supposed to keep up. If the sailors came across that signal fire, the kids would have been safe, and back to civilization. Since you don’t really see a fire on an island, and mostly it means that someone is in need, especially if it's on an island. “The fire is the most important thing on the island. How can we ever be rescued except by luck, if we don’t keep a fire going? Is a fire to much for us to make? Look at us! How many are we? And yet we can’t keep a fire going to make smoke. Don’t you understand? Can’t you see we ought to-- ought to die before we let the fire out?” (Golding 73) Ralph tells this to Jack, as Ralph is being serious about escaping the island, as Jack has no care for anyone else, nor returning to …show more content…
That fire went out causing the sailors on the ship to not see the flame so then they wouldn’t be saved. Seeing a ship pass by the island is pretty rare since there was a war going out at the time, but being stranded on an island is much worse because survivability is at risk and is also harder for the boys. “There’s another thing. We can help them find us. If a ship comes near the island they may not notice us. So we must make smoke on top of the mountain. We must make a fire.” (Golding 34) The kids were being serious and wanted to escape the island with