Lord of the Flies

lord of the flies

chapters 3-4

What did Piggy’s spectacles symbolize?

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In Chapter 4, Jack breaks Piggy's glasses when he hits him. At this point the glasses symbolize both Piggy's ability to reason and his dependency or weakness. Right after this, Ralph takes Piggy's glasses (what remains of them) to restart the signal fire.......... this angers Jack because the glasses have now become a symbol of power.


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