Are there any instances of animal, blood, supernatural, or disease imagery in Lord of the Flies?If there are, could you provide a quote?

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luannw eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Lord of the Flies has many instances of imagery.  The main one is the pig's head representing the author's idea that evil lies within each person.  In Chaper 8, Simon is "communicating" with the head of the pig that the boys who follow Jack put on a stake and stuck in the ground.  The rotting head represents The Lord of the Flies, or Satan.  The pig "tells" Simon that evil is not something outside that could be hunted and killed.  Another example of imagery is the face painting that Jack does in Chapter 4.  This is his way of hiding his civility both literally and figuratively.  The conch represents order and civilization throughout the book.  The scar on the island left from the wrecked plane that brought the boys to the island is also representative of man's incivility.  That parachutist is another example of this lack of civility among mankind.  The "snake things" that the littluns see and the rock are also significant images in the story.  Piggy's glasses are still another image representing the intelligence of man.  The book is filled with images.

simonsays | Student

just adding a comment to the answer- the scar more specifically represents the damage that man inflicts on earth, and the damage that man is capable of

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