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Characterization of Piggy: LOTF

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Lauren Adams

on 21 November 2012

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Transcript of Characterization of Piggy: LOTF

Lauren Adams Characterization of Piggy

Lord of the Flies by: William Golding Characteristics of Piggy glasses
fat
can't swim
asthma
shorter than Ralph is Feminine Lens: Piggy has only had his aunt in his life
always went along with what she said to do
no male role models
orderly routines
follows rules Quote: "'I used to live with my auntie. she kept a candy store.
I used to get ever so many candies. As many as I liked.'" Pg 13 Represents Adulthood: gets upset when people don't do what they are supposed to do
gets upset when people don't do what he wants them to do
tries to tell everyone what to do
no one listens to what he says Quote: "He sighed, bent, and laced up his shoes. The noise of the errant assembly faded up the mountains. Then, with the martyred expression of a parent who has to keep up with the senseless ebullience of the children, he picked up the conch, turned toward the forest, and began to pick his way over the tumbled scar." Pg 36. Purpose in the story: include someone that will keep their head
last adult figure, try to keep balance
someone with a smart mind
good heart
ignored, the kids ignore whats "right"
whats right being Piggy's ideals Quote: "'I got the conch,' said Piggy, in a hurt voice. 'I got the right to speak.' They looked at him with eyes that lacked interest in what they saw, and cocked ears at the drum roll of the fire. Piggy glanced nervously into hell and cradled the conch." Pg 41 Relationship with Ralph and Jack: gets along better with Ralph
stick by each other throughout the story
Jack and Piggy don't care for each other at all
Jack used him for his glasses
extent of their relationship Quote: "'You pinched Piggy's specs.' said Ralph, breathlessly. 'You've got to give them back.' 'Got to? Who says?'." Pg 161. Conclusion: Ralph-feminine lens
adult-like figure
reason in the story
relationship with Ralph and Jack
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