In Chapter 10 of Lord of the Flies, what is the significance of the title " The Shell and the Glasses"?

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The conch has stood for power up to this point in the novel because whoever had it could speak.  During the night when Jack's tribe invades Ralph's group's camp, they don't steal the conch which is only symbolic of power.  They steal Piggy's glasses - the one tool they have with which to make fire and therefore, the real source of power.

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