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An Elements Presence Felt Throughout this novel The Lord of the Flies fire serves many functions both real and symbolic Fire was a form of wealth and power it represented maturity and responsibility and was the one thing which all the boys had in common When reflecting apon this novel it is imperitive to witness how important a role fire actually plays One of the things that fire represented in this novel was that it could be considered a form of wealth and power Of the boys those that were considered important and dominant were the ones who controlled the fire In turn those who controlled the fire were followed by the others so fire could also represent leadership Many times jealousy reared its head over there fire something quite common in our society in terms of money so that demonstrates how fire could be viewed as a form of wealth Its something of immense value so much in fact that if necessary one would kill to obtain it Control over the fire was a key issue however fire could not always be controlled In fact at times it showed its incredibly wild nature and caused mass destruction on the island Maturity and responsibility were some other key symbols of fire Keeping the fire lit in hopes of being rescued was part of a plan devised by the elder members of the group Ralph in particular This point supported by Ralph when he stated Theres another thing We can help them to find us If a ship comes near the island they may not notice us So we must make smoke on top of the mountain We must make a fire pg 47 Despite their age the boys knew the importance of fire and how essential it was for their survival Jack showed both responsibility and leadership qualities
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