Lord of the Flies


William Golding

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The Scar Symbol Analysis

The Scar Symbol Icon
A rip in the forest caused by the crash landing of the boys' plane on the island. The scar symbolizes that man, and his savage nature, destroys paradise merely by entering it.
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The Scar Symbol Timeline in Lord of the Flies

The timeline below shows where the symbol The Scar appears in Lord of the Flies. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1
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Savagery and the "Beast" Theme Icon
...from where they can see that they're on an uninhabited island. They also see the "scar" where the crashing plane tore through the jungle. Ralph says of the island, "This belongs... (full context)