I have to provide evidence for a paper I am working on for my English class. If you can find anything:How can Piggy's role as a caretaker be supported in the book?  

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The character of Piggy in Lord of the Flies can be said to represent science and innovation. Throughout the novel it is his ideas that allow the boys to organise themselves more effectively. For example, in the first chapter it is Piggy that suggests to Ralph that he sounds the conch to call a meeting of the boys. It is he to that insists that the rule of the conch be obeyed in the meeting and that nobody speaks out of turn. From the beginning he is worried about the fact that there are no grown-ups with them and repeatedly refers to what grown-ups would do in their situation. He seems to represent order and logical thought, and often is forced to shout out his logical approach to the other boys:

"I got the conch! Just you listen! The first thing we ought to have made was shelters down there by the beach..."

Sadly though, he is mostly ignored and mocked by the other boys. Another fact that you would benefit from mentioning is the symbolism of his glasses - they are used to light fires and become a very important symbol of power later in the book. It is perhaps worthy of note that Piggy is constantly wiping them so he can see clearer, suggesting they represent vision and sight.

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