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    What does the sea represent in Lord of the flies? Are there any good quotes for the sea?


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    Put simply it is a barrier. There are lots of explanations and interpretations of what the barrier is between... the real world and one the boys have created.
    The current is backwards - perhaps reflective of the fact that their civilisation was moving backwards instead of forwards.
    The ocean could represent an untouchable goodness surrounding the fear, pain and isolation (Google comes up with some good ideas surrounding the fact that the two people who do not/can not turn evil, Simon and Piggy, are swept off to sea after they die).
    The water contrasts with the island and shows ideals.
    For Ralph - a lost hope? Think about his thoughts surrounding water, e.g. his father and losing hope.


    Hope this helps :fluffy:

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    What does the sea represent in Lord of the flies?
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    Thank you!!


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    (Original post by Sophie.cerys)
    Thank you!
    You're welcome
 
 
 
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