"Piggy's glasses were misted again- this time with humiliation" (Goulding,22)
Piggy's glasses give off the mood throughout the entire book.
Piggy’s glasses represent intelligence. In this part of the book he is picked on my the older boys and doesn’t want to contribute. However, jack doesn’t care and takes matter into his own hands
““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” (Goulding, 40)
Piggy’s glasses represent curiosity throughout.
“The glasses still flashed when he looked at anything” (Goulding,64)
“I’ve got to have them specs. Now I only got one eye” (Goulding,71)
At this moment, it shows us that the boys are halfway beginning to spiral out of control, hence the comment “one eye”
“The chief led them trotting steadily, exulting in his achievement.He was a chief now in truth, and remade stabbing motions with his spear, from his left hand dangled Piggy’s broken glasses.” (Goulding,168)
Piggy’s glasses at this point in the book symbolize rationality left in the group of young boys. With the glasses, decisions are more logical however without, the boys are out of control.
“Which is better- to be a pack of painted Indians like you are, or to be sensible like Ralph is… Which is better- to have laws and agree, or hunt and kill?” (Goulding,164)
Piggy believes in rules and peace. It shows how he is civilized and has a keen mind set. Piggy is very mature and intelligent, which is what Piggy’s glasses symbolize.