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We Hate Piggy In many novels there s usually a character the reader loves to hate Whether that character be a loser a loner or someone who s just chubby we all have made fun of that particular person at least once in our lives Throughout William Golding s novel Lord of the Flies he illustrates the joy of readers in hating Piggy s character In the beginning of the novel when Ralph meets Piggy after the plane crash Piggy regretfully tells Ralph what the kids used to call him at school They used to call me Piggy 1 Ralph then shrieks with laughter and makes fun of Piggy s nickname Piggy Piggy 2 Ralph goes on and on with giving Piggy a bad time just as kids normally would This could be Ralph s way of trying to distract himself from the reality of the airplane smashup By the author s description of Piggy and the contents of Piggy s talks all of us have a good idea of how he looks like and how he acts We can all relate to him as that fat nerd that always sat alone in the cafeteria We all had nicknames for the loner We knew deep down that this was a bad thing to do but we enjoyed putting him or her down Piggy is smarter than most of the survivors You could see this because he was aware of the situation around him whereas Ralph enjoyed the freedom It was Piggy s idea to write down all of the survivors names and he knew where to put the hole in the conch and what it could be used for Piggy is also clever in which when he is asked to do something physical whether it would be exercise or hard labour he says he cannot do it because of his asthma but most people could see that he is lying An example of
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