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A Loyal Companion People need loyal friends as a support system Having loyal friends is a major issue discussed and documented in todays society There are many novels written dealing with the issue of friendship It is not only an important topic but also a value and privilege to be experienced by all The definition of the word loyal states 1 faithful in allegiance to ones government 2 faithful esp to a cause or ideal Webster 279 Loyal and trustworthy friends are those who can be trusted to be honest whenever called upon Loyalty is a quality many people search for in a good friend In the novel Lord of the Flies written by William Golding is an expert example of the loyal and genuine friendship that Piggy displays to Ralph throughout their adventure Ralph was the blonde and handsome the ideal twelve year old boy He was the novels protagonist Stranded on a tropical island with a group of boys Ralph is elected leader and attempts to build a miniature civilization The one they called Piggy was somewhat Ralphs sidekick Piggy was Ralphs lieutenant Piggy represented the scientific rational side of civilization When the story first opens in the book Ralph is not exactly pleasant to Piggy In fact he was intentionally rude to him at times For example in the beginning Ralph and Piggy are getting acquainted Piggy tries to be friendly to Ralph but Ralph wants nothing to do with Piggy When Piggy and Ralph begin getting acquainted Ralph told the boys Hes not fatty his real names Piggy Golding 21 Ralph does this to hurt Piggy and obviously succeeds By the end of Lord of the Flies Ralph proved to be a loyal friend to Piggy Ralph was sticking up for Piggy when in need the way that Piggy was doing for Ralph Listen Weve come to say this First youve got to give back
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