Symbolism in Lord of the Flies


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What function do symbols serve in literature?

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1. In the Lord of the Flies the island symbolizes:

2. In the novel Lord of the Flies, the ocean symbolizes:

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This worksheet and quiz are designed to help you see what you know about symbolism in Lord of the Flies. You will need to know how this symbolism is used and understand its purpose to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The topics of these interactive, printable tools are:

  • What the island symbolizes
  • The function of symbols in literature
  • What the conch shell symbolizes
  • The symbol of the ocean in Lord of the Flies
  • Symbol of Piggy's glasses

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the use of symbols in literature
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what the conch shell in Lord of the Flies symbolizes
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on symbolism in Lord of the Flies

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  • Examine the different uses of symbolism in Lord of the Flies
  • Understand the purpose of symbols
  • Learn who wrote the novel, Lord of the Flies