Piggy In William Golding's Lord Of The Flies

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Since he awoke on the island and met Ralph, Piggy was concerned with creating a society and maintaining civilization. Even though he is often pushed aside by the other boys, he tends to be the voice of reason. He cares very passionately about keeping organization amongst the boys while they spend their time on the island and to do this, he stresses the importance of using the conch as a way to communicate feelings in an orderly fashion. Valuing rescue, much like Ralph, is also something Piggy partakes in as he is adamant about keeping the signal fire going. Piggy’s slightly obsessive nature is evident early on in the novel and continues on throughout the destruction of their civilization. His fear seems to be the most obvious of the boys, being the possibility that they might not get rescued.…show more content…
He believes that there is no beast, but also that, “there isn’t no fear, either…unless [they] get frightened by people. (84) Although he is seen as the sensible, most adult-like of the group Piggy’s reasonings and words of wisdom are overlooked. Soon after Simon’s murder, Piggy begins to fear the instincts of human nature. He knows that he and Ralph took part in killing Simon, but he is quick to refute it when Ralph brings it up. Piggy rationalizes what they had done by blaming it on the fact that they were caught up in the moment, scared and that, “anything might have happened. It wasn’t—what [Ralph] said.” (156) Piggy knows that he has to help Ralph regain control and organization so he goes with him to confront Jack. Little did he know, this would be his last attempt of recovering
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