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Fire Symbolism
Updated: 9/17/2018
Fire Symbolism
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  • "'There's another thing. We can help them to find us. If a ship comes near the island they may not notice us. So we must make smoke on top of the mountain. We must make a fire.'" (Golding pg. 38)
  • "''You got your small fire all right.''" (Golding pg. 44)
  • "'You're nuts on the signal.'"(Golding pg. 142)
  • "'That's all we've got.'"(Golding pg. 142)
  • "Piggy whispered urgently.'Rescue.'" (Golding pg. 142)
  • "'The fire's the most important thing. Without the fire we can't be rescued. I'd like to put on war-paint and be a savage. But we must keep the fire burning. The fire's the most important thing on the island, because, because--' He paused again and the silence became full of doubt and wonder." (Golding pg. 142)
  • "In the short chill of dawn the four boys gathered round the black smudge where the fire had been, while Ralph knelt and blew. Grey, feathery ashes scurried hither and thither at his breath but no spark shone among them." (Golding pg. 169)
  • "For a moment he had a fleeting picture of the strange glamour that had once invested the beaches. But the island was scorched up like dead wood-- Simon was dead-- and Jack had... The tears began to flow and sobs shook him." (Golding pg.202)
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