Piggy Lord Of The Flies Quote Analysis

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To survive, rescue is the first thing that pops into mind, not constant brawling. The Lord of the Flies is a novel about a group of boys who were involved in a plane crash. The crash had no adult survivors, so its up to the boys to form some sort of government and find a way to get off of the island. William Golding uses Piggy’s glasses, darkness, and a creature named the beast to convey the boys to savagery, and lead the fight for power. Piggy’s glasses are mentioned all throughout the novel, a symbol of clarity, keeping Piggy from digressing to the savagery the others had due to him seeing more clearly, but others seem to be far more primitive. To Ralph, Piggy’s glasses were a tool used for fire and didn't really serve much more use than for Piggy to comprehend what is going on around them. “Ralph – remember what we came…show more content…
In the book, the constant darkness is a symbolic feature of the island that stands for fear. “At last the way to the top looked like a scramble over pink rock, with no more plunging through darkness.” (48) The quote shows that the boys are afraid of the dark and yearn to get away from it, trying their hardest to stay together and where they can keep an eye on one another. Although darkness is seen as fear and terror, it is also seen as the birthplace of the “beast”. “Soon the darkness was full of claws, full of the awful unknown and menace.” (99) Serving as a place of horror, the darkness has persuaded the boys to be with one another at times, where as being alone and scared of the unknown. The darkness affects every character in some way, because they are still kids and fear the uncertain. “Simon found he was looking into a vast mouth. There was a blackness within, a blackness that spread.” (144) Displayed to the reader in this quote is the affect darkness plays against Simon and the other boys as
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