The Conch Shell

By: Ellie Matsos

What is it?

The conch shell symbolizes order with the children, and whoever is in possession of it has the right to speak.


1) "I got the conch," said Piggy in a hurt voice. " I got a right to speak" (Golden 44). This shows how Piggy was upset when no one was listening to him when he had the conch and could speak.

2) "That's what this shells called. I'll give the conch to the next person to speak. He can hold it when he's speaking." (Golden 33). This quote shows that they want order when they speak to try to stay as orderly as possible.

3) "If you hadn't called it I should have. you just blew the conch." (Golden 125). This quote shows how they relied on the conch for order and stability when they spoke.