What are some important/significant items to Ralph in Lord of the Flies? I have to create a life box based on Lord of the Flies. A life box is a container with everyday items that relate to a character. The box must contain five to seven things the character might use daily or have as a keepsake. A line from the novel must be cited to justify each item. I already have the conch, a hammer, and Piggy's glasses.
A map of the British empire: Ralph comes from the orderly world of the British Empire. His father is in the British navy, and Ralph tells the others that the queen must have their island charted on the map. A map, a sign of the rational world he has left behind, would be important to Ralph as a connection with civilization. It would be a reminder he is still in the safe compass of Britain's reach. A quote to support this is the following:
My father’s in the Navy. He said there aren’t any unknown islands left. He says the Queen has a big room full of maps and all the islands in the world are drawn there. So the Queen’s got a picture of this island.
His school sweater and grey shirt: Ralph arrives in his school sweater and shirt. Although he strips off all his clothes for a delightful swim in the lagoon, they are a reminder of the social order he believes in. He would not want such emblems of decent values to be far away. It is significant that his grey shirt "stuck" to him:
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