Fortunately, Piggy was there to stop it. In the story, Piggy said to Ralph, "Come away. There's going to be trouble. And we've had our meat." If Piggy had not been sophisticated as he was, Jack and Ralph would have gotten into a fight.
Throughout the story Piggy embraces the character traits of being intellectually intelligent, Mature and loyal. Piggy is very intelligent, he comes up with ideas on how to help the boys survive on the island from the moment they crashed on it. Ralph starts begins to admire him for this clear focus on their rescue off the island. “ we can use this to call the others. Have a meeting.
The events of the standoff become so intense that Roger acts with the deepest savagery. He then sends a boulder hurling down the mountainside killing Piggy, an innocent member of Ralph’s tribe. The text says, “The rock struck Piggy a glancing blow from chin to knee…Piggy traveled thought the air sideways from the rock, turning over as he went” (113). Roger goes to the point of no return. He commits the ultimate sin, murder.
Many lives have been taken, the mama pig, Piggy, Simon, and almost Ralph. The boys killed a mama pig horrifically and offered it to the Lord of the Flies. Then Simon died by being stabbed and beaten to death. At the end the boys hunted Ralph and were planning to kill him, until the officer came to the rescue. The schoolboys have lost their innocence and nothing will ever be the
We’d make smoke just the same” (129). This displays how Piggy is sagacious and knowledgeable, by giving accommodating propositions in a time of desperate need when the rest of the boys are quite lost and do not quite know what to do, for he is the only one smart enough to dare and bring up such an idea. Suggesting rational solutions and helping the boys find a way by using his intellectuality, to create smoke, exhibits his insightful collaboration in order to get rescued. Another example that demonstrates Piggy is incisive is when he declares, “You have doctors for everything, even the inside of your mind. You don’t really mean that we got to be frightened all the time of nothing?
There isn’t a tribe for you anymore! The conch is gone-” (Golding 181). Jack doesn’t even mind Piggy dying and Ralph all alone. This shows how evil Jack is because he didn’t remorse over Piggy’s death and even makes fun of his death and the destruction of the
For example, when Ralph calls Piggy, “Piggy”, Piggy feels betrayed because he was just called out by his best friend. Another challenge is trust. It is clear that Piggy may not trust Ralph anymore after he called him a name. The readers know this because Piggy starts to clean his glasses and shows that he is quite upset and embarrassed. Besides there being challenges in a friendship, there are many rules.
His brutal behavior reveals when he kills the character of Piggy by throwing the stone. He throws it intentionally without any sorrow. Roger becomes a savage totally and brutal when he enjoys the murder of Piggy: “The storm of sound beat at them, an incantation of hatred high overhead, Roger, with a sense of delirious abandonment, leaned all his weight on the lever” (Golding, 222). Actually, it is not his first time to hurts someone by throwing the stone. He has the experience of bullying the little boy by throwing the stones.
Ralph converses with it and then crushes it. However, all good that was remaining in the book gone when Piggy, by far the strongest mentally, is killed by Roger. This symbolizes that the true leader of the island groups is fear. This is why the boys cry at the end of the book when the naval officer lands on the beach; because they are no longer driven by fear; because they will