Is it fitting that the conch and Piggy should share a common fate? How is the third death on the island different from the others?Explain what power and desire have finally been liberated in the...

Is it fitting that the conch and Piggy should share a common fate? How is the third death on the island different from the others?

Explain what power and desire have finally been liberated in the children.

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sampiper22 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I echo the previous answer - the symbolism of the conch's authority and Piggy's intelligence and foresight and understanding being destroyed together is clearly important.

I'd question whether Simon's death was an accident - it is deliberately ambiguous in the novel -

And be very careful not to confuse Ralph and Roger - Ralph is the decent leader; Roger the psychopath!

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