Topic: Essay Topics

1. Examine the Characters of Ralph, Jack, or Piggy in terms of their past lives, and what their emerging roles on the island are. Is there any indication which of these characters may be advancing more rapidly towards savagery than the others? Support your conclusion.

2. What is the symbolism of the conch? Why does it seem to have so much power? What characteristics does it have in common with what it appears to symbolize?