Piggy's Mask

Period: 3rd
The character illustrated on the mask is Piggy. The images or symbols that represent him is his glasses snake, asthma inhaler, peacocks feather, buildings, chess rook, bishop's mitre, and candy. For this mask I also used clay and bright colors, such as yellow that also symbolizes Piggy in some kind of way.
The first symbol I chose was Piggy's glasses, which is one of the most important symbols in this novel. They represent clear - sightedness, insight, intelligence, and the status of social order. They are useful for lighting a fire. Piggy’s glasses can also be seen as the window that views and identifies good from evil. This understanding comes from the fact that Piggy uses his glasses not only to see, but also to determine what’s wrong and what right. When Ralph met Piggy for the first time Piggy, "Wiped his glasses and adjusted them on his button ... nose. The frame had made a deep, pink V on the bridge. p. 8. This shows Piggy's glasses are very important part of him and his character. Also when Ralph tries to find a way to get help, and find a way to get out from the island, "Ralph waved the conch. “Shut up! Wait! Listen!”He went on in the silence, borne on in his triumph. “There’s another thing. We can help them to find us. If a ship comes near the island they may not notice us. So we must make smoke on top of the mountain. We must make a fire.” “A fire! Make a fire!” p. 33. Basically, without those glasses their wouldn't be any fire and any signals for rescue. Piggy’s constant polishing of the specs shows his desire for clear-sightedness. In other words, Piggy's glasses is the first necessity of civilization, they can also represent technology.
The second symbol I chose was a snake. It represents wisdom. The snake is used by Chinese mythology. The Chinese maintained that the world was surrounded by two intertwined snakes, which symbolized the power and wisdom of their creator. Piggy in this novel uses his wisdom to try to find a way to...