Piggy's Glasses In Lord Of The Flies

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In the novel, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, there was a constant struggle and fear of what an island could bring upon these premature adolescents.; Noting that they were off without any grownups. He establishes a combination of emotions throughout the story, some being anxious and some bloodcurdling. The boys of the island would have no hope, order, or survival without the influence Piggy brought on the fire with his glasses. Golding’s representation of the glasses shows that society takes away from those who seem distasteful or unsavory, overlooking what people possess inside. When the glasses were first introduced, they were used to show how Piggy is set apart from the other boys because of his intelligence. To start off the story, a plane toting a group of British boys is shot down. The first to be introduced are Piggy and Ralph. Piggy is a fat boy with glasses, and Ralph is the opposite. At this point Piggy is oblivious to the…show more content…
As their journey prolonged, some of the boys grew frustrated and some of them even crazy. They became intolerant of each other. Jack turned into a savage and separated from the group because he wanted to be chief; he had a group of his own. Jack knew his group couldn’t survive without Piggy’s glasses, so the only thing he knew how to do was become violent. “I know. They didn’t come for the conch. They came for something else. Ralph- what am I going to do.’... From his left hand dangled Piggy’s broken glasses” (168). The competition for the glasses was undeniable because everyone finally started to realize how vital the glasses were. Jack already hated Piggy because he was an easy target. He was aggravating, sucked up to Ralph, but what seemed to really bother Jack was that Piggy was smart and he had the object Jack needed. Piggy sided with Ralph, and Ralph sided with Piggy; Jack was jealous of Ralph and found him
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