What are Piggy's attempts in Chapter 4 to create a civilized society on the island?

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The most notable thing that Piggy does in chapter four to promote the creation of a civilized society is to suggest that they build a sundial out of sticks. While the boys are lounging by the pool, Piggy suggests that they place sticks in the sand to create individual sundials...

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The most notable thing that Piggy does in chapter four to promote the creation of a civilized society is to suggest that they build a sundial out of sticks. While the boys are lounging by the pool, Piggy suggests that they place sticks in the sand to create individual sundials in order to accurately tell the time of day. Unfortunately, Ralph and the others dismiss Piggy's idea. Later on, the boys miss an opportunity to be rescued when Jack excuses his hunters from maintaining the signal fire in order to participate in a hunting expedition. When Jack and his hunters return from their successful hunt, Ralph confronts the boys about their missed opportunity to be rescued. Piggy demonstrates his support for Ralph and the creation of a civilized society by telling Jack,

"You didn’t ought to have let that fire out. You said you’d keep the smoke going—" (Golding, 100).

Piggy's adherence to rules and criticism of Jack reveal that he supports the creation of a civilized society. Piggy also allows Ralph to use his glasses to light a fire, which is another example of how he attempts to establish and contribute to a civil society on the uninhabited tropical island.

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When Ralph and Piggy are swimming in the water hole, Piggy decides to make a sundial so they can tell the time more accurately. Piggy is attempting to make a society like the one they left behind.

On pages 63-64, a ship passes by and because Jack wasn't watching out by the fire, it passed by without anybody to signal to it. As a result, they are all arguing. Piggy decides to go on Ralph's side by confronting Jack for his irresponsibility, but Jack smacks Piggy and breaks his glasses.

Piggy's actions show he is reacting in an orderly way, supporting the values of the group which would aid in their survival.

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