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A friendship can be considered to be one of the most complex and ever changing concepts that the human race tries to comprehend In Lord of the Flies by William Golding Piggy and Ralph both as different in looks as they are in personality are forced together by fate and to allie with one another for survival Through the harsh experiences that they battle through an indestructible bond is formed The friendship continuously develops from the reliance of Piggy upon Ralph at the beginning of the story then to the alliance of both Piggy and Ralph as more tragedy struck to their unbreakable bond which is formed after the whole group falls apart Both Piggy and Ralphs personalities had a large amount of contrasts that determined their relationship at the beginning of the story Piggy was the outcast due to his large awkward body his thick glasses and his know-it-all personality While Ralph on the other hand was the stereotypical image of an ordinary boy Piggy had no friends besides those that he lived with Thus was not used to being among other children He quickly trusted and latched onto Ralph ignoring Ralphs constant teasing Ralph was insecure as all boys his age are he didnt really want to be caught liking the outcast so he teased him I dont care what they call me so long as they dont call me what they used to call me at schoolThey used to call me Piggy Golding pg11 Piggy confided to Ralph asking him to be secretive thinking that Ralph was his friend When really he couldnt care less about Piggys fate Ralph betrayed Piggy by announcing to all the other boys Piggys name not really caring about the consequences it would have on Piggy and Ralphs friendship Piggy is hurt but quickly forgives and forgets thinking that him and Ralph are friends Ralph doesnt really mind Piggys dependence upon
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