How Is Piggy Presented In Lord Of The Flies

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The novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding is an intricate book which introduces several subjects that displays the unfolding of greed and power. Overall, there are various types of subjects that are shown throughout the book. The most constant points that are introduced include, the making of a civilization, the idea of killing a pig, and ignorance within a group. There are really not any personal connections I had towards the making of this mask. An alternative idea that I had was to choose a different character other than Piggy. The reason I choose Piggy was because Piggy stood out over all the rest of the characters. In the mask, the character Jack represents the red side, or the id. In the novel, Jack is shown as the “toughest” or the “meanest”…show more content…
Also known as the superego and the id (blue and red). On the superego side, I decided to draw a conch and a book. The conch and book are objects that are needed for a good civilization and order. A quote that represents this is “And another thing. We can’t have everybody talking at once. We’ll have to ‘Hands up’ like at school… I’ll give the conch to the next person to speak. He can hold it when he’s speaking. And he won’t be interrupted by anyone but me” (Golding 33). Showing that the conch is a sigh of civilization, just like how books are a sign of order. Additionally, the colors of the mask are contrasting. Red is shown as evil and blue is shown as a sign of peace. On the red side of the mask, I choose to draw a pig roasting above a fire. This represents the time when Jack decided to kill a pig instead of watching the fire that was needed for the boys to get rescued. The ying-yang is a symbol of difference. Showing how different the two sides are compared to each other. The white side is a sign of peace and intelligence, while the black side is a showing of darkness. Hence why it is on the side of Jack, and the white side is on
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