Piggy, the only one with glasses is an outcast, not only because he wears glasses, but also because he is a “fatty”(17). Jack and Ralph do not even let Piggy finish a sentence without saying “Shut up!” which creates the feeling of pity towards Piggy and the feeling of hatred towards the other boys. Piggy also suffers from “ass-mar” giving the boys another reason to verbally harass him for his lack of fitness. Despite his problems, Piggy being the kind and generous boy continues to help start a fire by carrying branches up the mountain. Yet Jack uses his assertiveness and authority over the pig’s meat and denies Piggy any meat.
Piggy is very order oriented. He is always trying to keep the boys on the island in order. The conch is the only thing that keeps these boys in order and is the only thing that Piggy cares so much about. For instance, Jack is trying to steal Piggy’s glasses, but Piggy doesn’t know this is what Jack is trying to do. Jack steals the glasses and Piggy says to Ralph, “I thought they wanted the conch,”(168) and this goes to show that he is more worried about losing the conch and the order than he is to lose his sight.
William Golding shows that reasoning is not valued in the society and that evil controls us. Piggy is the most rationale person in the group. He is the voice of reason and a symbol of civilization throughout the novel, and is always careful to make decisions that will benefit the group. While the rest of the boys devolve, or return to a more primitive way of life, Piggy remains civilized. While the rest of the boys have long hair and dirty bodies, as well as a new way of thinking based on instinct rather than well thought out ideas, Piggy still resembles the civilized, modern man that he was when he first landed on the island.
Dynamic Character Analysis Piggy Piggy is a fat, shy 12 year old boy who has asthma and isn't very physical. He wears glasses that end up helping the boys in more ways than they'd think. It creates fire for them, this is an essential to living on the island and the boys didn't even thank him for letting them use his glasses, (which they took from him) in fact they take them straight off his face. He’s your typical stereotype of a fat 12 year old kid. At first he starts off as not being liked by anyone and he also doesn't wanna do anything but very quickly he changes, Ralph and some others start to see him for who he really is a loving and caring person.
Author, William Golding, in his novel, "Lord of the Flies," follows a group of British boys who are stranded on an uninhabited island and try to govern themselves. One of the boys, Piggy, is constantly bullied and considered a nuisance by the power-hungry boys on the island. Golding's use of an isolated setting in the midst of the other boys illustrates Piggy's struggle to liberate himself from their oppression. However the need to survive reveals Piggy's inventiveness and rational mindset. Piggy's overweight physique and glasses easily present him as an outcast to the other boys.
In the book “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding, a group of British school boys were on a plane when it crashed on an island, killing all of the adults. The boys struggle to survive, and soon become savages. Piggy and Simon are two of the only boys who remain sane, representing not just intelligence, innocence, and order in the group, but also in society. They both symbolize very important things. Piggy is an overweight kid who isn’t physically attractive, but is one of the most intelligent boys on the island.
Jack is always wanting to go hunting and have a more savage “tribe”, while Ralph wishes to keep the group civilized and neat. Because they both have contrary beliefs, they butt heads and disagree very often. Readers can see this play out when a few boys (Including Ralph and Jack, who’re the main two arguing) who went off to decide if they need to let Piggy know what’s going on. “Jack cleared his throat and spoke in a queer, tight voice. ‘We mustn’t let anything happen to Piggy, must we?’” (117).
This is evident when Simon states his opinions on the Beast, and Piggy believes his ideas are crazy. Ultimately, the boys give into their own evil and the largest example of this, is in the slaughtering of the pigs: hunting. Most the group find amusement and excitement in these hunts. Eventually the boys hurt each other, due to their hunting mindsets, and this is proven when the Lord of the Flies says to Simon “We are going to have fun on this island. Understand?
My beginning reason, is the fact that you can compare Jack to Tojo in World War II, Tojo promised his soldiers honor and vast amounts of land to rebuild Japans power, while Jack made the promise of unlimited meat to anyone who joined him and that his group would be more powerful than Ralph and Piggys group. However, what does piggy have to do with this, well Piggy can be viewed as the emperor of Japan since he did not want directly in the war but he couldn’t do anything to stop it but he tried to get his general to stop attacking but no one listened to him, and Piggy tried to get everyone to stop fighting but no one listened to him. Finally, the in the story Piggy is the last verge of humanity before everyone goes savage and when he dies everyone on the island goes crazy, turning entirely savage, such as forgetting their names that they were called by their loved ones. In conclusion, this is why I believe that Piggy was a symbol of something greater than
One group wants to be rescued and still obeys the normal rules of society but the other group understands that there are not any rules on the island, so they just do what they want and first begin to live in an anarchy that then transforms to a dictatorship. In the middle of the final battle, a manhunt, a marine officer appears and the boys are rescued. Piggy is one of the first characters to appear. He is a short, “very fat” (p.8