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Game of Life (LOF) symbolise

I once saw a movie about a man and his wife. They were stranded on a desert island. Together, alone, full moon and stars everywhere. Sounds romantic right? Wrong, no cooked food, fruit everyday, no hope for rescue or anyway to let anyone know where they were. Not so romantic, just deadly. Now, put a bunch of young kids on an island. Alone, no responsibility, no rules, sounds like fun and games. This game turns into the game of their life. It doesn't turn out very well for anyone but without Piggy's glasses it is the last game any of these boys will ever play. In William Golding's Lord of the Flies Piggy's glasses are a symbol of hope for rescue because they provide fire for survival, the smoke signal and represent Piggy's insight.
On area the glasses symbolize rescue is they make the fire so the boys can develop a smoke signal for passing ships to see. The boys have no radios, there aren't any cell phones, and they have no way to inform the rest of the world of their position on this huge planet. Then it hits them, " We can help them find us. If a ship comes near the island they may not notice us. So we must make smoke on top of the mountain. We must make a fire." (38) This is thefirst great idea they have to use Piggy's glasses. Ralph understands the importance of keeping the fire going. He knows the importance of a smoke signal. Jack lets the fire go out while hunting, and Ralph gets very angry. "There was a ship out there… They might have seen us. We might have gone home. You and your blood Jack Merridew! You and your hunting!" (70) Without the smoke signal they never will be rescued, but thanks to Piggy's glasses, some quick thinking, and a lot of luck, they are.
A second area the glasses give hope is they provide the fire needed for survival. They need it to cook their food. If they have to be there for a long period of time they will be able f


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