Human nature is a strongly debated topic. People have different views about human nature. Golding believes that humans are inherently evil and when they lose touch with civilization they revert to their savage ways. In the novel Lord of the Flies, William Golding uses symbols to show his view about human nature. Three symbols that show his view about human nature are the conch, the specs, and the fire.
The conch is a symbol that
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destroyed, civilization is ravished. The specs symbolized technology and civilization. At the end of the novel the specs were broken. Without technology, civilization cannot develop. The fire symbolizes hope when it is used for good but destruction when it is used for evil. When our savage instincts are controlled by civilization it leads to good but when they are out of control it leads to evil. Without unity, order, technology, and hope, civilization cannot exist.