Piggy

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  • Piggy
    • Outsider
      • Appearance makes him comical to other boys - fat, clumsy, has asthma and wears glasses. He's also not as well spoken and has no sense of humour
      • We never find out his real name - he is defined by appearance portraying the boys failure to see past it
      • Singles himself out as an outsider right from the start "i was the only boy in our school who has asthma... And I've been wearing specs since i was 3 - proud to be victimized,
      • Vunerable to bullying, jack takes his glasses and mimics him- even Ralph joins in and no one takes him seriously
      • As the boys become more savage they find it easier to kill pigs - symbolizing the boys rejection of civilization, what piggy values most, when they kill him, they are completely savage
    • Represents logical side of civilization
      • His logic prevents him from seeing how far from civilization the others have slipped eg he still trusts the conch at castle rock
        • "The conch exploded into a thousand white fragments"- The end of Piggy AND the conch symbolizes the end to civilization as well as law and order
      • A thinker - works out way to make fire smoke more and even suggests a sundial
      • His glasses represent an insight no other boy pocesses
        • He sees Jack is full of hatred and knows he could hurt people
        • Doesn't think anyone should be frightened on the island, unless they are "frightened of people"
      • Cares about proper behaviour
        • Always reminding the other boys that the conch gives him the right to speak and that Ralph should be obeyed as he is chief
        • Wonders what grown-ups would say - longs for order and structure adults impose - "Where's the man with the megaphone"
          • Often acts like an adult
            • Never joins in with boys games-Golding keeps him separate making it even more shocking when he is involved in the death of Simon
            • Piggy is less in tune with Nature and natural instincts then the others which is symbolized as his hair doesn't grow
            • When Ralph despairs about what will happen Piggy says they have to carry on because that's what "grown-ups would do"
    • His glasses represent an insight no other boy pocesses
      • He sees Jack is full of hatred and knows he could hurt people
      • Doesn't think anyone should be frightened on the island, unless they are "frightened of people"
    • Kind loyal and supportive
      • The little uns
        • Tries to deal with there fear of the ebast logically and gets frustrated whe they won't listen to reason
      • Ralph
        • Piggy doesnt have any leadership qualities himself but he sees them in Ralph - he stays loyal to him when the others have joined Jack's tribe
        • Offers him advice - on the nights Simon dies he tells Ralph to "come away"
        • Whispers reminders and encouragement when Ralph forgets his important ideas
          • Keeps faith in Ralph as a good chief right till the end
  • Not sure about Ralph at first and votes for him "grudgingly" but once he knows him he sticks up for him when the others interrupt him

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