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Throughout the book Lord of the Flies order and chaos are dichotomized constantly Order is traditionally represented by the huts and the conch whereas chaos is represented with the hunters spears and the jungle However upon close examination this though is not supported by these examples but instead is broken down by them My first example of order in the novel is the conch shell As soon as the conch makes its grand entrance its use is inherently obvious it brings people together The shell also establishes rules and guidelines of when a person is allowed to speak This is shown by the passage And another thing We cant have everybody talking at once Well have to have Hands up like at school He held the conch before his face and glanced round the mouth Then Ill give him the conch Conch Thats what this shells called Ill give the conch to the next person to speak He can hold it when hes speaking But Look And he wont be interrupted Except by me Jack was on his feet Well have rules he cried excitedly Lots of rules Then when anyone breaks em 33 On the other side of this example is the disorder of the spears The spears cause death and destruction always tearing life from the thing that holds it An obvious example is how they kill the pigs with the spears which is shown by They surrounded the covert but the sow got away with the sting of another spear in her flank The trailing butts hindered her and the sharp crosscut points were a torment She blundered into a tree forcing a spear still deeper and after that any of the hunters could follow her easily by the drops of vivid blood They were just behind her when she staggered into an open space Here struck down by the heat the sow fell and the hunters hurled themselves at
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