Why is the chapter entitled The sound of the shell?
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In this regard, what does the sound of the shell mean?
Significance of Chapter Titles in Lord of the Flies Chapter 1 is called "The Sound of the Shell." This refers to the conch shell which Piggy finds on the beach. He gives the shell to Ralph and shows him how to blow it. When Ralph blows the shell all of the other children assemble.
Also Know, why is Chapter 10 entitled the shell and the glasses? Piggy's glasses quickly become the symbol for life because with them the boys can make fire for nourishment and rescue. In chapter ten, though neither the glasses nor the shell are physically destroyed, both of them are symbolically destroyed, as are order, civilized behavior, and life.
Consequently, what is Ralph's attitude towards piggy in the first chapter?
Ralph's attitude is one of shaky friendship mixed with condescension. He seems callous and unaware of Piggy at first: when Piggy asks his name, he does not ask Piggy in return. He replies "Sucks to your auntie" and "Sucks to your ass-mar" to Piggy's attempts at casual conversation.
What does the sound of the shell represent to the boys?
It represents civilization and democracy. Ralph first blows the conch to call all the other boys on the island together to form a civilization. All the boys then vote him as the leader because he called them together and they all see Jack as an unattractive threat. The boys then use the conch as a right to speak.