How Is Piggy Presented In Lord Of The Flies

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Madison Hemenway


Pre-ap English

10 May 2016

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Being a leader is hard when you are different from the people that you want lead.
We see that Piggy really isn't like the other boys both physically and mentally. ”He is physically different from the other boys on the island, he is rounder, wears glasses, and has asthma.”(Golding chapter 1). “And he is looked at differently almost as soon as he starts to make suggestions on how the island should have been run.” (Broken Society Loft NP). Piggy is seen differently because he is smarter than most of the boys on the island and his appearance allows him to be seen as a lesser being. In “Lord of the Flies” written by William Golding, Piggy is used to represent an adult like …show more content…

He whispered. "They used to call me Piggy!" ( Golding …show more content…

In “Lord of the Flies” Piggy doesn’t want to be called Piggy because it makes him feel bad for himself because it reminds him that is not physically like the other boys. But later in the novel “Piggy was so full of pride in his contribution to the good of society that he helped fetch wood” (Shmoop NP) you can tell piggy just wanted to be recognized as the same or better than the other boys. Another place we see piggy struggle with self-esteem issues is when piggy says to Ralph “If you give up” in an appalled whisper “what would happen to me?” (Golding 93) this quote from the book Lord of the Flies, shows piggy depends on Ralph to keep him safe. It also shows that Piggy wants to have a truce with Ralph; they cannot be separated, they have to take care of each other. Piggy has lost most his family and he cannot focus on gaining the confidence that he needs, so he puts his trust in others to feel accepted. Even though piggy wasn't a very good leader, piggy was unknowingly Piggy was a voice for justice, he wanted everything to be in order mostly for the good of himself, simply because he just wanted to be the voice of reason. (Houghton Mifflin

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