William Golding's Lord Of The Flies

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The novel titled The Coral Island: A Tale of the Pacific Ocean relates the adventures of three boys stranded on an island, the only survivors of a shipwreck. Which is similar to the book titled Lord Of The Flies written by William Golding which is about a group of British boys who are stuck on an island after a plane crash. Although both groups of boys are stranded, the three boys from the shipwreck are more civilized and organized compared to the British boys. William Golding has said that Lord Of The Flies is symbolic from the beginning until the end. The symbols change throughout the book and show that no matter how innocent they are, they can still turn into fierce savages. An important symbol throughout the novel is the fire. Ralph is…show more content…
Piggy’s glasses are used by Piggy for vision. He is the smarter one out of the group of boys and they don’t like how he is the knowledgeable one. The boys decided they needed to make a fire so they could make a smoke signal. Nobody had matches or anything but Jack said, “His specs--use them as burning glasses!(40)” From there on out the boys realized the glasses could be used to start up fires. They began to think Piggy was not as useless now because he helped create civilization, the glasses symbolized survival. Later on in the story in chapter 4, Piggy argued with Jack during a meeting and Jack smacked him in the face breaking one of his lens. The group used to be one whole and now they are beginning to break apart, just like Piggy’s glasses that are now broken apart. In chapter 10, Piggy’s glasses are stolen by the hunters. He saw Jack and the hunters, “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 (168.)” The glasses are being misused and they no longer represent the symbol of intelligence and civilization. The broken glasses show how far the boys have come. In the beginning of the novel the glasses showed positive living and towards the end the wreckage of them showed the

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