Simon hopelessly picking up the wreckage
This drawing that I did for the cover of Lord of the Flies was inspired by the scene where Jack hits Piggy and Piggy's glasses fall off, but Simon picks up Piggy's glasses for him.
This particular scene stood out in my mind because it was when the real first act of violence took place among the boys and portrayed their unstableness. I also thought it foreshadowed the wreckage that was to come in the future (Jack's savagery; the hunters; the fire and of course the memorable scene where Simon talks to the 'Lord Of the Flies') and how Simon tried to save them all later on.
Therefore, I decided to use this scene in my design and add my own twist to it: the broken pieces of glass reflect the wreckage and turmoil that take place in the book. It's Simon's hand that is reaching out to pick up the pieces (which is like when he tried, in vain, to stop all of the savagery and evil and tried to tell the others that the 'beast' was really inside them).