Knowledge In Lord Of The Flies Quote Analysis

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Throughout the centuries knowledge can be in various ways be claimed to be the key component to developing a strong civilized society. This can be demonstrated in the novel Lord of the Flies, throughout the novel, this certain concept of knowledge is present, especially when the group of boys decide to use perhaps one of the most symbolic objects in the book, the specs that belonged to Piggy to create a fire that was used to signal any kind of ship or plane. “‘Piggy! Have you got any matches?’ … ‘His specs-use them as burning glasses’” (36). The glasses which represented a form of intelligence was used to the benefit of these boys, since the glasses had been used in a heroic way it can somewhat help interpret intelligence, despite its destruction when they were shattered in a brawl between Ralph and Jake which ultimately ended with the death of piggy. …show more content…

Napoleon indeed knew the only way he’d be able to attain control of all Europe would be the invasion of Britain, which led him in developing the continental system to starve the continent so the king would be forced to surrender. “Continental System, in the Napoleonic wars, the blockade designed by Napoleon to paralyze Great Britain through the destruction of British commerce. The decrees of Berlin (November 21, 1806) and Milan (December 17, 1807) proclaimed a blockade: neutrals and French allies were not to trade with the British.” In addition to his knowledge of Britain, being an island was an acceptable advantage to his system that had just been developed. Both, the group of stranded boys in the novel and Napoleon managed to use knowledge to their advantage, whether it’d be boys of young age or a supreme ruler like Napoleon Bonaparte, both were able to triumph using the big concept of

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