Major Conflict Between Piggy And The Island Society In Lord Of The Flies

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The major conflict between Piggy and the island society in the novel the Lord of the Flies is that Piggy has all the ideas to survive and get off the island but no authority over any of the other boys. Piggy represents civilization and order on the island while the choir tribe represents the evil savage society that develops throughout the book. With poor eyesight, a weight problem, and asthma, Piggy is the most physically vulnerable of all the boys. Despite Piggy's greater intelligence. His bodily disabilities only makes him uselessness to the new found savage lifestyle. Piggy’s disabilities and differences hide his true intellectual power from the other boys. When Ralph and Piggy are strolling the beach looking for other boys PIggy finds a conch shell and educates ralph of the sound it makes when you blow it a certain way. Ralph was fascinated and asked piggy to give it a try but piggy says "I can't, on account…show more content…
Piggy’s death represents the last link to civilized being broken. Moments before his death, Piggy seizes the conch and says “Which is better -- to be a pack of painted Indians like you are, or to be sensible like Ralph is? Which is better -- to have rules and agree, or to hunt and kill? Which is better, law and rescue, or hunting and breaking things up?”(163) piggy's sensibility only angered the beast and caused his death soon after. Piggy's death broke the last link the island society had to civilization. This event shows how hard it was for piggy to communicate with the beast in all the boys . In this novel Lord of the Flies Piggy is an important character who stands for everything civilized and orderly on the island. The conflict between Piggy and the island society is the society's resistance against civilization. By the end of the book the boys of the island lose that sense of maturity and kill piggy destroying the orderly manor that doesn't belong in the
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