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Piggy’s Demise

“Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill! You knew, didn't you?
I'm part of you? Close, close, close! I'm the reason why it's no go? Why things are what
they are?”In William Golding;s novel, Lord of the Flies, one particular theme is
consistent throughout the novel. It shows how evil acts as a destructive force in which it
is carried out on the island in reference to Piggy;s traits. In relation to this theme, Piggy;s
character plays an important role within the novel.We can look at: Piggy;s glasses as
being a deterioration of his hope, Jack;s hatred for Piggy showing this corrupt force, and
the death of Piggy portraying the savageness broken out everywhere on the island, to
The destruction of Piggy;s glasses seems to be of a pattern which Jack carries out
throughout the novel. This signifies Piggy;s gradual deterioration of hope. In chapter two,
Jack roughly grabs Piggy;s glasses to start a fire. ;;His specs-use them as burning
glasses;, Piggy was surrounded before he could back away.;Here-Let me go!; His voice
rose to a shriek of terror as Jack snatched the glasses off his face.; Mind out! Give;em
back! I can hardly see!…; ; ( p.52-53 ) . The fire catches and blazes uncontrollably,
nearly killing the boys. The fire foreshadows and symbolizes future hatred and the
current evil against Piggy and soon the island. Also, in chapter four, when Piggy
criticizes the hunter, Jack viciously slaps him,breaking one of the lens from his glasses.
;; You would, would you? Fatty!; Ralph made a step foreword and Jack smacked
Piggy;s head. Piggy;s glasses flew off and tinkled on the rocks. Piggy cried out in terror:
;My specs!; ; ( p. 89 ). Now Piggy has an even worse handicap: he is one lens short.
Once again, Jack has managed …


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