There are multiple symbols within Lord of the Flies, however, the fourth chapter mainly focuses on Piggy’s spectacles, fire, painted faces, and long hair. It is Piggy’s glasses and their reflection that causes the boys to first create a fire on top of the mountain. Without them, the boys may still remain in the dark before finding an alternative way to spark a flame. This makes the spectacles a key survival tool. Therefore, the spectacles represent the progression of technology on the island and the ability to mold nature to man’s will. The spectacles also represent the boys ‘clear sight’. In the beginning, they seem to agree that rules need to be present in order to maintain some sort of civilized manner among them. However, with the breaking …show more content…
“Like a myriad of tiny teeth in a saw, the transparencies came scavenging over the beach.” Simile “The afternoon sun emptied down invisible arrows” Personification “When Roger opened his eyes and saw him, a darker shadow crept beneath the swarthiness of his skin; but Jack noticed nothing.” Personification “The rest were shock-headed, but Piggy’s hair still lay in wisps over his head as though baldness were his natural state, and this imperfect covering would soon go, like the velvet on a young stag’s antlers.” Simile “Instead of remaining and playing, he swarm with steady strokes under Simon and crawled out of the other side of the pool to lie there, sleek and streaming like a seal.” Simile “The smoke was a tight little knot on the horizon and was uncoiling slowly.” Personification “He looked down the unfriendly side of the mountain” Personification “Kill the pig. Cut her throat. Spill her blood.” Foreshadowing “Taken away its life like a long satisfying drink.” Simile “Before these fantastically attractive flowers of violet and red and yellow, unkindness melted away.”
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This symbol is evident from the beginning: when the boys use Piggy’s glasses lenses to focus sunlight and create a fire. When Jack’s hunters steal the glasses, the savages take their power to make fire, leaving Ralph’s group without help. The Conch Shell- It’s a symbol of civilization that governs the boys’ meetings (who holds the shell can speak), political validity and democratic rule.
Norman Mailer, in his article “The Death of Benny Paret,” uses simile to show a comparison between the fight and a commonly known example. He says, “Griffith was in like a cat ready to rip the life out of a huge boxed rat.” This simile is meaningful because it shows the way Griffith was attacking Paret. It shows that Paret was helpless as he was stuck in the rope. The simile adds to the work by giving the reader a visual of what was taking place at that time.
Another example is the use of simile to describe the characters' reactions to the books. The characters are described as feeling "as if they had been born again" or "as if they had been awakened from a dream" after reading a book. This simile emphasizes the idea that the
Piggy's glasses, which were used to keep the fire going and to help Piggy see. Taking it a step further, though this symbol is very simple, Piggy’s spectacles were meant to show a vision. That vision that was shown between the hunters and littluns. The spectacles are intended
• “A smell leaked out from under the sheets, warm and sickly" (pg. 63) • The yellow sunlight shined through the empty room’s vast window. 2) Simile and Metaphor: • “The sky was like, boiling and stirring.” (pg. 12)
In my project, I depicted the symbolism of Jack and the pig in William Golding’s Lord Of The Flies. In the beginning, Jack names himself a hunter; this illustrates the savage side of human nature. As the novel continues, and the desire to hunt and kill increases, and Jack finds himself not only a hunter but also feeling like he is being hunted. This change represents how fear overpowers hope and fuels the dominance of savagery. In the end of the novel, Jack turns from hunting pigs to hunting Ralph.
Timothy Liu: The significance of Piggy's glasses in Lord of the Flies. The Piggy's glasses represent a escape from times where he doesn't want to be notice. On pg 16, "Piggy outside: he went very pinik, bowed his head and clean his glasses again." Another example is on pg 15, He shrank to the otherside of Ralph and busied himself with his glasses."
When Jack broke his glasses, it symbolized a partial destruction of civilization, although one lens was broken, it did not stop Piggy from being intelligent and providing the boys with ideas to survive on the island through Ralph. As the novel progressed, savagery had slowly overcome the intelligence of the boys. In the beginning, Piggy’s glasses represented intelligence and how he saw everything in a different view than the other boys. Even though no one took Piggy seriously, he still managed to get his ideas out through Ralph by being loyal to him and not joining Jack’s tribe. Later on in the Lord of the Flies, Piggy’s specs got damaged by Jack then also stolen by him to create fire for his own tribe.
A simile used effectively in the story is, “the revolver pointed as rigidly as if the giant were a statue.” (Connell 4) This example makes the reader feel as if they were in the story because of the amount of detail. Another simile in the story is, “giant rocks with razor edges crouch like a sea monster with wide open jaws.” (Connell) This quote keeps readers in suspense because it sounds like the character
A simile is a comparison that describes two different things using ¨like¨ or ¨as.¨ The first way Connell demonstrates using a simile is in the example, ¨The sea was as flat as a plate glass window.¨ He describes the sea to a smooth glass window. During this part of the story, there was no breeze in the air and the ocean waves were still and calm, which caused Rainsford to feel stressed about the strange things that were happening around the island. Another way Connell used a simile was ¨... his thick eyebrows were pointed and military mustache was as black as the night from which Rainsford had come.¨
Firstly, In the passage there was an example of personification. For example Todd thought to himself that Aaron's hand looked like a "smiling fist. ”This is personification because it is giving an inanimate object the "fist" characteristics such as smiling. This drives Aaron's character forward showing that he isn't friendly and is satisfied with beating Todd. Secondly, there was an example of a Simile in the passage.
This is simile because Magnus is comparing arrows to porcupine quills and uses “like”. Metaphor is when the author makes an unlikely comparison between two objects without using like or as. An example of this is when Magnus says, “He switched on green spotlights the size of trampolines”(229). This is metaphor because Magnus is comparing the serpent's eyes to green trampolines. These literary devices help give the story more complexity and meaning to the
A simile is a form of figurative language that uses the word “like” or “as” to make a comparison. An effective simile can tell a lot about a character or scenario. Early on in Wiesel’s book, he describes Moishe as “Physically, he was awkward as a clown. His waiflike shyness made people smile” (3).
The boys use the power of these symbols to their advantage so they can gain more control. Jack and his choir had weapons that gave them control over almost anything, on which they used to create the “Lord of The Flies” also known as “the beast”. They started off using their weapons for the better but ended up using them for the worse. Sadly, they killed Simon and piggy and seriously harmed Sam and Eric with their injurious tools and sinister minds. Ralphs token of power was the conch that he and piggy found in the very beginning.
In order to transfer her theme the author also uses simile, for instance, ' 'the tears running down like mud ' ' to emphasize that those tears are not positive tears, but negative tears like mud, which is unpleasant. It makes the reader understand that the protagonist 's childhood period is not easy and depressing. She also uses personification in her writing, for example, ' ' The Fury of Overshoes ' ', the title describes a fury, which is an emotion. Emotions are human qualities, and overshoes cannot express fury.