Piggy's Symbolism

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In the novel, “The Lord of the Flies”, there are a number of different objects that have symbolism. For example, Piggy’s glasses symbolizes intelligence as Piggy is the smartest boy in the group. As well, they represent science and discovery as the boys use them to start the fires. One of the primary symbols in the book is the conch shell that was found by Ralph in the beginning of the novel. The boys are able to blow into it and make a loud noise. The conch is important because the boys have assigned the power to speak to whoever is holding it. It becomes a symbol of order and civilization for the group of boys. Ralph has been voted leader of the group in part because he found the conch. “Ralph felt a kind of affectionate reverence for the
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