Savagery In Lord Of The Flies Piggy

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J.I. Packer, a Christian theologian, once stated, “Wisdom is the power to see and the inclination to choose the best and highest goal, together with the surest means of attaining it.” In the novel, Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding, a group of English boys are stranded on a tropical island during the time of war. They discover that the island is inhabited and attempt to create their own civilization while waiting for rescue. However, as time passes by, things begin to get out of control and the boy’s own inner savagery quickly consumes them. Throughout the book, Piggy, an intellectual boy with poor eyesight and asthma, is shown to be an insightful collaborator because he is perceptive, intelligent, and conscientious. To begin,…show more content…
In the middle of the story, Piggy discusses, “We got no fire on the mountain. But what’s wrong with a fire down here? A fire could be built on them rocks. On the sand, even. We’d make smoke just the same” (129). This displays how Piggy is sagacious and knowledgeable, by giving accommodating propositions in a time of desperate need when the rest of the boys are quite lost and do not quite know what to do, for he is the only one smart enough to dare and bring up such an idea. Suggesting rational solutions and helping the boys find a way by using his intellectuality, to create smoke, exhibits his insightful collaboration in order to get rescued. Another example that demonstrates Piggy is incisive is when he declares, “You have doctors for everything, even the inside of your mind. You don’t really mean that we got to be frightened all the time of nothing? Life…is scientific, that’s what it is. I know there isn’t no beast—not with claws and all that, I mean—but I know there isn’t no fear, either…unless…we get frightened of people” (84). Piggy substantiates his intelligence when he agrees with the boys that neither the beast nor fear exists, through the use of reasoning; moreover, he insists that their fear was a result of their own savagery. This shows that Piggy is insightful of the situation at hand and seeks to collaborate with the rest of the boys to certify that there is no such thing as a beast in order to fix the cause of their civilization breaking up, which is fear. Consequently, Piggy proves to be an insightful collaborator because he is intelligent through his
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