Why Is Piggy Important In Lord Of The Flies

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In the novel Lord of the Flies by Willian Golding, each character has impacts on the overall purpose of the story. Piggy, for instance, have many influences in the novel. The author used Piggy's intelligence and maturity to show the readers how there is evil in each one of us. Though Piggy lacks the quality of a leader, he was the smartest boy among the other boys. In the story, the author wrote, "Once more that evening Ralph had to adjust his values. Piggy could think. He could go step by step inside that fat head of his, only Piggy was no chief." Piggy's acumen is able to help the boys through Ralph's leadership by being his adviser. In the first chapter, Ralph and Piggy met each other and summarized about what happened the night before. Soon after, Piggy found a conch and directed Ralph to blow it and make a noise to attract the other boys. Because of that, …show more content…

He was being treated unfairly and the boys picked on him but he endured it as much as he could. He complained about how he was being treated while holding the conch, but if the boys treated Jack the way they treated Piggy, he would have gotten physical about it. Conjointly, before Simon's murder takes place, everyone feast on the pig that Jack and his hunters killed. After they ate things started to get intense between Ralph and Jack. Fortunately, Piggy was there to stop it. In the story, Piggy said to Ralph, "Come away. There's going to be trouble. And we've had our meat." If Piggy had not been sophisticated as he was, Jack and Ralph would have gotten into a fight. If anything happens to Ralph there would be no one to protect the powerless ones and Jack would have ruled with his violent ways. Piggy influences the novel in several ways. Although he was not much of a leader, his virtue benefits the boys. He is intelligent and mature, therefore he was able to indicate the true nature of humanity and the evil that is inside each of

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