I need to know how Piggy's death (lord of the flies) is symbolic because I am doing an essay for it and I need some information about he was symbolic. So please get back with me on why it is thanks so much
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Piggy symbolizes civilization and rational thought. Thus, his death symbolizes the complete end of civilzation and the boys' total regression and acceptance of savagery.
Lord of the Flies
Piggy was the intelligent, calm force who could civilize the boys. He had sensible ideas and was able to keep them calm while waiting to be rescued. When he is killed, his killing is a symbol of the end of the civilized behavior; the boys are now completely savage. His death would be the beginning of the end for the boys if they had not been rescued.l
Piggy's symbolizes a civilization with a bunch of school boys that crash land on an island.
The thing about piggy death he represent the brain of civilization but when he died, his brain fell out of his head so the author is really trying to make us think that piggy is the brain and when he died, the brain of Ralph's tribe is gone, it fell out.
Since Piggy represent the superego in Freudian phychology, or the "angel" figure comonly depicted in media, his death symbolizes the death of all that is good about society and morality for the other boys on the island.
Lord of the Flies
In the microcosm of society demonstrated on the island, Piggy represents intelligence and civilisation. He mimics the actions of an adult on occasions such as suggesting that the boys take a register. Piggy's death is a direct consequence to the boy's savagery and is a turning point at which they decend into complete chaos. It shows how all rational thought has deteriorated. As piggy is crushed by the Boulder released by roger, he clings onto the conch, showing his loyalty to the system first created when the boys arrived on the island. However the shell shatters in his hands, destroying the symbol of law and order that once kept the boys in harmony.
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