Lord of the Flies Lord of the Flies question

The role of Piggy?
Yajush Sharma Yajush Jun 03, 2013 10:15PM
After reading the book, I am unsure as to the role of Piggy, he seemed like an adviser to Ralph, but I'm aware he had a larger role in the book.

I read Lord of the Flies years ago for school, but if I remember correctly Piggy is the character who although is physically weaker than the rest of the boys, is the one with the most power. Without Piggy's glasses the boys don't have their fire and hence no SOS signal to get them off the island. Piggy's also the most sensible out of the lot, but he tends to get ignored. I like to think he represents the human reason that the boys abandoned.

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Andrew I would not say the most power. I would say that Piggy represents intelligence. Without Piggy, Ralph's logic and reasoning have no physical manifestat ...more
Jun 10, 2013 02:49PM

Scroll down. This is thoroughly discussed in another topic, "The Significance of Piggy."

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