Piggy Lord Of The Flies Character Analysis Essay

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The Lord Of The Flies by William Golding is a book about a plane full of boys crashing on an island. The boys are by themselves no adults so they have to survive on their own and establish their own government. Piggy is one of the first characters we meet as a boy with poor eyesight, a weight problem and asthma so the readers already like him even if no one else likes him. Piggy is the closest thing the boys have to an adult on the island. 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. They'll come when they hear us” (Pg 16) This was the origin of Piggy's innovation with ideas on how to save the boys and help them survive on the island. Piggy and Ralph find the conch shell while they are walking along the beach. Even though Ralph found …show more content…

Piggy is always talking about him aunt bringing in a female opinion on an island full of boys, by doing this it makes him more mature. “ “I'm scared of him” said Piggy “ and that's why i know him. If you're scared of someone you hate him but you can't stop thinking about him. You kid yourself he's alright really an’ then when you see him again; it's like asthma an’ you can't breathe. I tell you what. He hate you too Ralph” ” Piggy is understanding the concept of fear and being 12 fear is a difficult topic to comprehend. Piggy is trying to talk some reason into the boys. “ Ralph remember what we came for. The fire. My specs.”(pg 177) When Ralph get caught up in the moment Piggy is the one who reminds him what they came for. Piggy stops Ralph from doing something dumb that he will

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