Symbolism In Piggy's Glasses

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Piggy’s glasses, symbolic of clear perspective, devolves as time progresses. Piggy is the foil in the novel who is an intellectual, suffers from a larger figure, and obtains glasses. These glasses allow him to see the world around him clearly and realistically. However, in the middle of the novel, “Piggy’s glasses flew off and tinkled on the rocks” (pg.71). When Jack breaks Piggy’s glasses, it shows him as a dictator and a destructor of society. From the cracking of the glasses, Piggy’s lost his clear perspective. Following this incident, Jack and his tribe pilfer the glasses, showing the transfer of power to to the opposing side. These degraded glasses will be used for destruction of civilization rather than for good, in regards to the signal
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