How do Piggy's glasses break?
Keeping this in view, what chapter does Piggy's glasses break?
It is important that Piggy's glasses break in the chapter titled "Painted Faces and Long Hair".
One may also ask, what happens to Piggy's glasses in LOTF? Piggy's glasses are symbolic for a number of reasons in Lord of the Flies. The spectacles represent the boys' only means of obtaining fire through reflecting the sun's rays, and fire itself is symbolic of survival and rescue. Later, Jack punches Piggy which cause the glasses to fall, smashing one side.
Beside above, what does the breaking of Piggy's glasses symbolize?
Piggy's glasses symbolize civilization and when they are broken it symbolizes the destruction of the civilization the boys had at the begining of the book. The conch represents 'Democracy and free speech' or order between the boys and how they could not speak out of turn if they didn't have the conch.
What happens to Piggy's glasses in Chapter 11?
Jack commands Ralph to leave his camp, and Ralph demands that Jack return Piggy's glasses. But the boulder strikes Piggy, shatters the conch shell he is holding, and knocks him off the mountainside to his death on the rocks below.