Piggy Lord Of The Flies Quote Analysis

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Through the character Piggy, William Golding portrays a lack of confidence and what results when weakness is shown.“His specs-use them as burning glasses!” (pg 40) Because the boys had taken his glasses before, Piggy realized that his feelings were not being considered and that he would need to constantly be watching his back. His glasses were a real safety blanket. Piggy could not function if he did not have them and therefore they were used against him by the other boys. The bullies would take his glasses to prove their superiority and to intimidate him. When they realized that Piggy’s glasses were his lifeline, they increased their taunting and reduced his value to the community by preventing him from participating in hunting and other …show more content…

Although he begins to fights back, the boys still have very little respect for him and continue to ignore his ideas. “He laughed at Piggy, expecting him to retire meekly as usual and in pained silence. Instead, Piggy beat the water with his hands.” When the author says, ‘expecting him to retire meekly as usual and in pained silence,’ he was demonstrating how the boys would always disrespect Piggy and get away with it. When he uses the phrase, ‘Instead, Piggy beat the water with his hands,’ he is implying that while Piggy is starting to stand up to the bullies, he still needs to overcome his fears and be able to fight back with a voice.‘Piggy’s voice penetrated to Ralph. “Let me speak.” … as the tribe saw his intention the shrill cheer changed to a steady booing’ (pg 179). The author’s use of the word, ‘penetrated,’ was to demonstrate that Piggy had found his voice and could speak up. The quote, ‘as the tribe saw his intention the shrill cheer changed to a steady booing,’ proved that although he was standing up to them, the boys still had very little respect for

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