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What is a quote to describe the fire in Lord of the Flies?

"'The fire's the most important thing. Without the fire we can't be rescued.

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Also question is, how is the fire described in Lord of the Flies?

The Fire. Fire is used in several ways in Lord of the Flies. The fire thus becomes a symbol, paradoxically, of both hope of rescue and of destruction. Ironically, it is because of a fire that Jack lights at the end of the novel – in his attempt to hunt and kill Ralph – that the boys are rescued.

Likewise, what does the fire in Chapter 2 of Lord of the Flies symbolize? Fire is symbolic in the novel. Fire is generally a symbol of civilization, but the boys, twice, let fire get out of control. The first time the fire gets out of control it is purely unintentional - they have set a signal fire. The second time the fire gets away from them, they have started it to smoke out Ralph.

Also, what is the fire compared to in Lord of the Flies?

The smoke is compared to a squirrel as it creeps up the side of a tree and then seemed to jump to a branch on another tree. The flame is compared to a jaguar, as it looked like it was creeping along on its belly and hopping out to different places.

What chapter does Ralph talk about the fire?

Expert Answers info Ralph first decides that a group of boys needs to watch the fire. This comes immediately after they light the first blaze, in Chapter 2. Ralph says: “We've got to have special people for looking after the fire." (58).

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