How Does Piggy Present The Evil In Lord Of The Flies

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Showing the reader the island, instead of telling them about it, allows the audience to picture the scene at the same pace that Ralph is experiencing it. Thus, a certain amount of mystery and intrigue is added to the setting, especially to the “party of boys… dressed in strangely eccentric clothing” (19). Thin and wavering, the lines of heat rising from the ground are an instantly recognizable aspect of a sweltering day. Emphasis of the weather forces the reader to picture the island more clearly, and perhaps imagine themselves on it. Perhaps the author is even comparing the tropical island the boys crashed on, to the most notorious hot environment known- hell. Symbolically, the boys stripping off their clothes represents peeling off the layers of civilization that society has forced upon them. When crashing on the…show more content…
Instead, the boy enumerates why the beast and the fear are not real. For example, Piggy states that life is scientific; what would the beast eat? why would the boys have to be frightened all the time at nothing? Conclusively, Piggy asserts that there is no fear- unless the boys get frightened of people. “Three blind mice,” (93) announces Ralph of himself, Piggy, and Simon. Perhaps the boy is referring to their overall helplessness, like the three men burned at the stake by Bloody Mary, who inspired the nursery rhyme. However, in doing so Ralph references an archetype that loosely fits their trio- the blind seer. Sightless according to Ralph, but able to ‘see’ more than the rest of the boys, Ralph, Piggy and Simon have a view into the grievous situation that the other children do not, or are willfully ignoring. Killed in an aerial battle, the sign that “came down from the world of grownups” is a dead parachuter. Though the boys’ island is tumultuous and frightening, this shows that the grownups’ world is not actually better- people are senselessly murdered there, as
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