In Lord of the Flies, whose idea was it to blow the conch? (1503 people answered this)
Lord of the Flies
In Lord of the Flies, William Golding uses a conch, or a large, milky-white shell, to symbolize a civilized society that regulates itself through democratic engagement. Initially, the boys use the conch to establish a society reminiscent of their familiar British social order: a civil society founded on discourse and consensus. Shortly after finding the conch, Ralph uses it to summon the other boys on the island and call a meeting. Once holding the conch each boy will be able to express his thoughts without interruption. While the boys agree to his plans for their society in principle, the rules are impossible to enforce, since there are no consequences for disobedience. This introduces the idea of totalitarianism, or a civilization in which citizens do not share power equally.
The famous banned book still resonates with readers
The twisted coming-of-age story tells the tale of a group of schoolboys stranded on a desert island after a plane crash. It's by far Golding's best-known work. As the boys struggle to survive, they devolve into violence. This book is a commentary on human nature that shows mankind's darkest undertones. The novel is now sometimes considered something of a companion piece to J.