What are symbols in chapter 10 of Lord of the Flies by William Golding besides Piggy's broken glasses?
At the beginning of chapter 10, Piggy suggests to Ralph that he blow the conch and hold an assembly. Ralph responds by laughing at Piggy because he feels that blowing the conch is useless at this point. The conch symbolically represents civility, structure, and order throughout the novel. The fact that the conch has lost its power is significant and indicates the lack of civility on the island. As the chapter progresses, Jack warns his tribe that the beast might attempt to sneak into their fortress at Castle Rock. The beast symbolically represents the inherent wickedness of each boy on the island. Back at Ralph's camp, the boys do not feel like collecting more firewood as the sun goes down and they let the...
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