Lord of the Flies by William Golding

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What's symbolic about Piggy's glasses in Lord of the Flies?

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Piggy's glasses may be seen as symbolic for several reasons. One is that they are a reminder of Piggy's weak physical condition relative to the other boys, "My specs!" howled Piggy. "Give me my specs!"......"Jus' blurs, that's all. Hardly see my hand-" (p. 53).

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