How Is Piggy Presented In Lord Of The Flies

631 Words3 Pages
Lord of the Flies: Chapter Two Chapter two of Lord of the Flies focused greatly on the emotions of Piggy. Then entire time the reader has been familiar with Piggy, he has been picked on for being overweight alone. In one section of this chapter, Piggy is surrounded by the boys so he could not go away. Jack then took his glasses away from him. Not only has Piggy been picked on, but he cannot speak his mind without being interrupted. Piggy has not done anything wrong when these moments occur. He is very wise, but because he is outspoken by everyone, he does not get to share his brilliant ideas on how to survive the island; however long they may be there. No one on the island treats him fairly. To put things simply, if Piggy had a different appearance, he would not be treated as such an outcast. “ ‘Nobody knows where we are,’ said Piggy. He was paler than before and breathless… He gaped at them for a moment, then swayed and sat down.” -pp 34 “Piggy was surrounded before he could back away. ‘Here - let me go!’His voice rose to a shriek of terror as Jack snatched the glasses off his face.” -pp Lord of the Flies…show more content…
In chapter three of the Lord of the Flies, the two leaders, Ralph and Jack, argue about their priorities. Jack, being the less mature one, doesn’t care so much about survival as he does about having what he wants. He believes that finding some meat will be most helpful to them. Ralph, the main leader, believes that shelters should be built as soon as possible. Unfortunately, they cannot seem to find middle ground. While protein and meat is crucial in human survival, building shelter should be their first priority for the time being. They already have an abundance of fruit on the island that can easily satisfy their hunger. They do not, however, have any shelters to protect them from the harsh elements of the island. Ralph is the leader, and what he thinks is the most important should be the most
Open Document