Symbolism in "Lord of the flies” by William Golding As Piggy is described as an intellectually gifted boy as he posses knowledge about different scientific facts nobody remembers or even knows about. His glasses with the help of which the fire is started represent the scientific and intellectual power of the society he has been raised in. He uses the lens of the spectacles and the sun to get fire. Once the glasses are stolen the power is transmitted to Jack – as now he is the only one who can set a fire
“Lord of the flies” character analysis Ralph – becomes the boy who is elected as the leader of the “littuns” and “biguns”. The major reason he is elected is his good looks and charm and not his intellectual or physical superiority. He appeals to the boys and calls them to stay civilized and wait for rescue from the island. His “orders” have mainly a civilized domestic orientation which is undermined by Jack who decides to take over this “little” society with the help of “a piece of meat”.
“Lord of the flies” summary William Golding seems to promote the feeling of “disgust” towards the primitive savage part of the society. The characters are depicted in a way that the reader can identify himself with a certain character and see the weaknesses and the strength that one has. William Golding throughout his allegoric novel appeals to the reader by drawing a parallel between the boys that find themselves alone on an island and the people that are also isolated in the society.
The theme of the death of the civilized society in William Golding’s “Lord of the flies” The civilized characteristics of the society in the novel are opposed the savage and primitive degradation. It reveals how civilized people able to hold their impulses turn into primitive savages who are completely driven by those impulses. The civilized society taken as the “good” side it opposed by the “evil” side – the man driven by his primitive instincts.