Lord of the Flies - Jordan Won G Per. 3 October 11, 2009...

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Jordan Won G Per. 3 October 1 1 , 2009 Lord of the Flies William Golding Imagine the predicament in Lord of the Flies by William Golding: a plane crash leav es a group of young boys stranded on a deserted island. They are in a civilization without any type of discipline , women, or order , forcing the charismatic castaways to fully utilize their abilities . However, in this chaotic and hazard ous environment, one boy stands out with brilliant abilities that surpass those of any other on the island. This slightly plump and very wise boy named Piggy becomes highlighted for his power, rationality, and Intelligence. These three attributes of Piggy’s character def y the traditional expectations of being a child. One noticeable characteristic of Piggy is his power. He demonstrate s this power through two symbolic objects in the novel, his glasses and the conch. The glasses were not only used for his vision, but also used to start fires for the group. “Ralph moved the lenses back and forth, this way and that, till the glossy white image of the declining sun lay on a piece of rotten wood” (41). The purpose of the glasses was to exemplify the true power Piggy brought to the table . They embody the power to create fire , which is the main connection the group has to their former civilization. Fire is also the most basic and primitive form of power in human
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