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The Conch Shell. Symbolizes law and order of the adult worldPiggy tries to protect itRepresents the authority the boys are so used to obeyingWhen Jack destroys it, anarchy takes over because any hope of strong, central leadership has been abandoned.The island society collapses in chaos!. Piggy's Specs.
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1. Lord of the Flies
3. Piggys Specs They symbolize the voice of reason and logic among the boys.
Notice how Piggy defends his glasses even more than the conch.
Piggy uses his glasses to find solutions to the boys problems.
Whats the most important solution the glasses find?.....
4. The most important solution
This is the boys best chance of getting rescued.
**notice how Piggy is constantly cleaning his glasses; this shows his need for clear sightedness.
5. Why an Island?
6. The Island Because an island is isolated from the rest of society, it was purposefully picked to be the landing place of the crashed plane.
The boys have no contact with the outside world.
They must look to one another to solve the problems of their own micro-society.
The island symbolizes isolation and serves as the perfect backdrop for the frailties of human nature which eventually surface.
7. The Scar The scar is where the plane crashed; it symbolizes destruction.
Time spent on the island also leaves a scar.
The boys destroy themselves and others leaving internal scars.
8. The Beast The beast is seen as a real object on the island which frightens the boys.
In reality the beast is only their own internal fear.
It is located in the soul and mind of the boys, leading them to the natural chaos of a society with no adults.
*Who is the only boy to understand what the real beast is?
9. The only boy to recognize the true beast is
10. The Lord of the Flies
11. Face Paint The face paint is the excuse many of the boys use for living as hunting savages, instead of civilized English citizens.
It serves as a mask that allows the boys to become someone they are not.
The paint symbolizes the smoke screen the beast uses to infiltrate the boys souls.
**What masks do we wear?
12. The Signal Fire The smoke of the signal fire symbolizes the best hope of the boys being rescued.
To Piggy and Ralph, the fire represents the moral influence of their old life in England.
13. The Parachute Man The dead body flying in the parachute symbolizes the end of adult supervision.
While the law and order of the adult world is waning, childish chaos is growing under Jacks control.
Simon has a special connection with the parachute man when he climbs the mountain to determine if the parachute man is still alive.
Simon realizes that the man is dead, and the beast is still alive.
14. Ralph (the protagonist) Physical Descriptions:
Twelve years old
Built like a boxer
Sense and order
15. Jack (the antagonist) Physical Descriptions
Twelve years old
Tall and thin
Ugly without silliness
Represents anarchy and savagery
Develops a love for hunting
16. Piggy Physical Descriptions
Represents order and democracy
Intellectual power and insight gained
Clings to civilization
17. Simon Physical Descriptions
Thin and frail
Younger than Ralph, Jack, and Piggy but older than the littluns.
Loner and an outsider
Peaceful-travels to tranquil spots in the jungle
18. Roger Physical Descriptions
19. Sam and Eric (Samneric) Physical Descriptions
They do everything together
Allies with Ralph