Lord of the Flies
" Ralph reached inside himself for the worst word he knew , they let the bloody fire go out" ( Golding 68). The fire was used as a signal to help people on boats see them. After Jack let the fire out Ralph was furious because that could have been the only ship to pass by.
" The fire reached the coconut palms by the beach and swallowed them noisily. A flame, seemingly detached, swung like an acrobat and licked up the palm heads on the platform. The sky was black" ( Golding 200). Fire was also a symbol of destruction. It destoryed some of the island and killed some boys