“The Lord of Flies” as an Allegory

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Atomic Kitten 42 Rep.

Is it true that “The Lord of the Flies an allegory? If yes then how?

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English Tutor 2.76K Rep.

 

Yeah, you can read The Lord of the Flies as a good example of an allegorical story. As you know allegory is a narrative with symbolic meaning, where setting and character represent other things such as political systems, philosophical viewpoints and religious figures, etc. Let us find it in this novel:

 

  • Island stands for whole world
  • Ralph’s conch-led Parliament symbolizes democratic government
  • Piggy is symbolizes forces of rationalism, intellect and science
  • Tribalism of Jack is symbolic of autocratic government
  • Simon symbolizes natural morality
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