What are some quotes about Piggy's specs with page numbers in Lord of the Flies?  

Some quotes in Lord of the Flies about Piggy's specs are "[Piggy] took off his glasses and held them out to Ralph, blinking and smiling," "We used his specs.... He helped that way," and "From [Jack's] left hand dangled Piggy's broken glasses."

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Piggy is depicted as an extremely intelligent, overweight boy who is myopic and must wear glasses to see clearly. Piggy's glasses are significant throughout the novel and symbolically represent scientific thought and ingenuity. Piggy is proud of his glasses and they are an essential aspect of his character. In the opening chapter of the novel, Golding writes:

He [Piggy] took off his glasses and held them out to Ralph, blinking and smiling, and then started to wipe them against his grubby wind-breaker. An expression of pain and inward concentration altered the pale contours of his face. He smeared the sweat from his cheeks and quickly adjusted the spectacles on his nose (9)

In chapter 2, Ralph suggests that the boys build a signal fire on the top of the mountain to attract attention from passing ships. The boys proceed to climb the mountain and Jack suggests that they use Piggy's glasses to focus the sunlight onto dry wood. After Jack violently grabs Piggy's glasses off his face, Ralph uses...

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