Lord of the Flies

The Conch

The symbol of civilization

1. "We can use this to call the others. Have a meeting. They'll come when they hear us." (Golding 16)

This is when the conch is first used to form an assembly

2. "I'm calling an assembly with the conch. I'm calling a meeting even if we have to go on into the dark." (Golding 75)

Ralph is stressing the importance of how the conch must be used to keep order and rules.

3. "I got the Conch!" said Piggy indignantly. (Golding 83)

Piggy is frustrated because he realizes that their civilized rules are beginning to fade because the boys are not following the rule of the conch.