Piggy Character Analysis

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“I’ve never felt like I needed to change. I’ve always thought. ‘If you want somebody different, pick somebody else’” (Melissa Mccarthy). Mccarthy never felt the need to follow the common view of a Hollywood actress because instead of worrying about her image, she focused on bringing comedy to her role in a movie. Her optimistic attitude has led her to have a very successful career in acting since the viewers see her as a comedian rather than the average model actress, which allows her to preserve her high self-esteem. The confident mindset displayed by Mccarthy is also exhibited with the outcast characters found in the novels Anthem and Lord of the Flies. Unique individuals unwilling to conform to society’s views are forced to discover different…show more content…
For instance, as Ralph is accentuating Piggy’s assets, he explains, “Piggy, for all his ludicrous body, had brains” (71). Each boy in the group has little respect for Piggy and thinks of him as an outsider, yet Piggy continues to stay true to himself and finds small ways to help the group, which always involves his high level of thinking. Piggy knows better than to participate in the savage acts with other boys, which helps him maintain his sanity up until his gruesome death. Moreover, in a large discussion with all the boys, Piggy reflects, “Which is better - to have rules and agree, or to hunt and kill?” (259). The main reason as to why Piggy is not respected by the other boys is due to his disapproval of the harsh conduct displayed by the rest of the group, which causes him to share his own thoughts and opinions even though they are never accepted. Although Piggy is repeatedly condemned, he stays true to his morals and doesn’t give up on trying to tame the group of boys with his advanced reasoning. Piggy’s useless arguments to help the group are his main way to express himself, which gave him a reason to refrain from the fierce lifestyle of the other boys, allowing him to maintain his
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