Piggy Lord Of The Flies Quote Analysis

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A character that has been constantly alienated in this story has been Piggy. His nickname, weight, asthma and poor eyesight are all factors in his separation from the boys’ society. For example, Golding writes “then, went on Piggy ‘that boy-I forget’. ‘You’re talking to much ’said Jack Merridew. ’Shut up fatty’. Laughter arose. ‘He’s not fatty’ cried Ralph ‘his real name is Piggy!’ ’Piggy!’ ’Piggy!’ ‘Oh Piggy!’ A storm of laughter arose and even the tiniest child joined in.”(Golding, 21)In this quote Piggy was humiliated for his mean name given to him back at his home, this is just one of the many ways Piggy was separated from society. Piggy plays a significant role in the Lord of the Flies as the rational side of society. Whenever the boys, Ralph, or the hunters tried to make irrational decisions Piggy would offer better …show more content…

For example, when Piggy asked Ralph to stay in charge because of Jack, the runner up for chief, was more savage-like and only cared about hunting rather than maintaining the fire that could save them from the island. Also Piggy tried to give better alternatives for other dilemmas, however whenever he had the opportunity to say something important he was cut off. For example, Golding states “ ‘If you got a pain in your stomach whether it’s a small one or a big one-‘ “(Golding, 112).In this statement by Piggy could have explained a cure or a solution to what most of the pain the littluns were enduring at that time due to their poor diets. The society Piggy considered the traits of smart and overweight to be associated with a weak character not meant for the role of the leader. Also throughout the story, Piggy acted too much like an adult or a mature individual and was disregarded as a candidate for chief as

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