The Conch

The shell symbolizes order, control, and civilization

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  • "I'll give the conch to the next person to speak"(Golding 33). The conch is being used to keep order over a large group of people and no one is questioning the authority of the holder.
  • "I got the conch"(Golding 83). This shows one of the boys using the conch to show that he is allowed to speak and everyone needs to be quiet and listen.
  • "That's what you'll get! I meant that! there isn't a tribe for you anymore! The conch is gone-"(Golding 181). the shell has been destroyed and jack uses the opportunity to turn some of Ralph's group into savages.