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Lord of the Flies Journal By Lucas T Chapter One The sound of the shell There is some symbolism shown in the chapter name that cant be discovered until later During the chapter you find that Ralph has discovered a conch shell and blows it to call everyone together The sound of the shell represents the beginning of their civilization Symbols All round him the long scar smashed into the jungle was a bath of heat -gt the scar in reality was the mark left by the plane when it crashed but could also symbolize the mark left by man wherever they go Ralph and Piggy find the conch shell -gt at the time Piggy points out how valuable a conch shell is Ralph ends up being the chief perhaps it is because he has the conch which would show that riches is all you need to get to the top in our society When they are voting on a chief Jack Merridew believes he should be chief because he is chapter chorister and head boy and can sing C sharp -gt shows societies want for strong leaders Ralph tells everyone to call the fat boy Piggy lt- shows how cruel we can be even when were trying to help Setting This chapter is on a what they think to be deserted island surrounded by what they know to be the Pacific ocean Its a very tropical climate and the island is made up of what seems to be mostly jungle Society At a very early stage in the book one of the first things Piggy thinks about is establishing some sort of society They call a meeting with the conch shell they found and decide that Ralph should be chief and Jack should be in
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