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Can you give me an example of a metaphor in the book "Lord of the Flies"? In...

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imcurious | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 22, 2008 at 11:31 AM via web

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Can you give me an example of a metaphor in the book "Lord of the Flies"?

In the book Lord of the Flies, can you give me some examples of a metaphor in there? One that I can draw on a price of paper.

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mwestwood | College Teacher | (Level 2) Distinguished Educator

Posted October 22, 2008 at 12:40 PM (Answer #1)

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What about the vines hanging from trees that become "snake things" to the "littluns"? Or, in Chapter 4 of "Lord of the Flies," Jack smears clay ("dazzle paint") on his face, then black, then he changes the colors making a savage mask. Another metaphor exists in Chapter 5 as Ralph walks down a narrow path and "finds himself understanding the wearisomeness of this life where every path was an improvisation and...one's waking life was spent watching one's feet."

N.B. The question somehow has been misplaced into "Candide."

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