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Lord of the flies: the Symbolism of Piggy's glasses

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Kassandra Caballero

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Transcript of Lord of the flies: the Symbolism of Piggy's glasses

HOPE
Sign of weakness
the glasses are part of piggy without them he can't see
"Jus' blurs, that's all. hardly see my hand-" (chapter 2 pg 41)
intelligence and knowledge
piggy is the smartest of all the boys
Had good ideas to Ralph to help the group
What the glasses symbolize
intelligence
Mla citation
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Lord of the flies: the Symbolism of Piggy's glasses

civilization
sign of weakness
hope
civilization
The ability to make fire.
They used the glasses to focus the sunlight and set the wood on fire.
help rescue them from the island.
''His specs-use them as burning glasses'' (chapter 2 pg.40)
''There was a ship. Out there. You said you'd keep the fire going and you let it out!'' (chapter 4 pg.70)
without the glasses there is no other way to light the fire needed to get rescued.
once they are broken it breaks that bond they had
the glasses held the boys in the island together
as soon as they break everything starts going wrong
Where do you see the symbol in the story?
how does the symbol change?
how does this change effect the
plot?
How does the author use
this symbol to communicate it?
By kassandra caballero, nancy flores,
sonia barrientos and michael martinez


"The chief led them, trotting steadily, exulting in his achievement. He was a chief now in truth; and he made stabbing motions with his spear. From
his left hand dangled Piggy's broken glasses."(10.296-302)
AS the glasses continue to break it represents the breaking of thier civilization
William golding uses metaphors to communicate the symbol
the voice of reason and logic
Piggy cried out in terror: 'My specs! One side's broken.' - chapter 4
When he shows them to Ralph
"And I've been wearing my specs since i was three.''
"He took of his glasses and held them out to Ralph" (Chapter 9 Pg.9)
Until they are broken
"From his left hand dangled pigys broken glasses" (chapter 10 pg 168)
brought up the idea to use the conch to call all the boys
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