Piggy’s glasses symbolize technological advancement, rationality, and intelligence. Moreover, they serve as an extension of Piggy’s innate wisdom and superior reasoning abilities. No other boy on the island possesses an intellectual ability like Piggy’s. Before making any decisions or suggestions, he evaluates problems and advocates for their most logical solutions. Given that Piggy’s intelligence mirrors that of an adult, he often scolds the boys for their unreasonable and childish behaviors. As a sign of technological innovation and progress, his glasses are used to start the all-important signal fire. It makes sense, then, that the wisest and most thoughtful boy wears the glasses that enable them to escape the island. Notably, in Chapter 11, Piggy appears almost useless without his glasses. When he, Ralph, and Samneric go to Castle Rock to explain to Jack that they desperately need the glasses, Piggy has lost his spark of wisdom and intelligence.