Piggy Lord Of The Flies Beast Analysis

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The beast in “Lord of the Flies” symbolizes the kids descent into savagery. As the tribe discusses the things they need to do in order to survive, Simon takes the conch and states, “What I means is … maybe it’s only us. (Golding 89)” Simon’s words are hinting at how the beast is all inside their heads and that they are the only ‘beast’ on this island. As the thought of the the beast becomes more real, the more savage them become. The kids on the island become more progressively savage because of their realization that there is a beast on the island. Simon just reveals the truth about their situation on the island. The glasses in “Lord of the Flies” symbolize knowledge. The glasses are owned by Piggy which shows that Piggy is the smart one. As Piggy and Ralph wonder the beach, Piggy finds a shell and says, “We can use this to call the others. Have a meeting. They’ll come when they hear us -. (Golding 16)” Ralph thinks that the conch will help bring all the survivors together when they hear the sound of the conch being blown. Piggy’s knowledge brought the kids together. Piggy wears the glasses and is smarter than the other kids. Piggy’s idea of using the conch reveals that Piggy is smarter than Ralph because he didn’t think of that idea. His specs showed him the knowledge he need to bring the kids together.…show more content…
Once Ralph had called for the meeting, he stated that, “Just an ordinary fire. You’d think we could do that, wouldn’t you? Just a smoke signal so we can be rescued. (Golding 170)” After Ralph called for the meeting, he asks for one thing and one thing only, a fire/smoke signal so that they can be rescued. Through Ralph stating that they need a fire to create a smoke signal, he places being rescued first over all

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