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If Only Theyd Listened to Piggy Throughout the novel Piggys character is used to represent the intellectual side of man and act almost like an adult figure to the boys There are many things that he does and that Golding says to support this Three things come to mind that represent his place in the novel he is a clear thinker his appearance and his symbolic losses throughout the book Right off the beginning we see evidence of Piggys thinking ability He realizes the boys situation and is thinking about how they are going to survive He says We got to find the others we got to do something We then see indication of his intelligence he says A conchhe used to blow it he kind of spat you blew from down here Only a bright person would know the name of a rare shell and how to blow it to make a noise Further on at the end of chapter two Piggy compares the fire on the mountain to the fires of hell It almost like he can see what is going to happen to the kids Also he says acting like a crowd of kids as if was the adult on the island trying to help the kids More proof of his clear thinking is the fact that Ralph relies on Piggys good advice to succeed Without Piggy Ralph would be lost As the story progresses we see the boys drift apart however we see Piggy try to retain order as an adult might When there is going to be a fight he says Come away Theres going to be trouble And weve had our meat He realizes the intensity of the situation and tries to stop any altercation The boys continue to drift apart but Ralph and Piggy continue to be friends In particularly after the killing of Simon Piggy tries as best as he can to support Ralph although
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