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How does Piggy die in Lord of the Flies?

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tobin | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 28, 2009 at 6:07 AM via web

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How does Piggy die in Lord of the Flies?

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troutmiller | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

Posted May 28, 2009 at 8:38 PM (Answer #1)

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Roger released a rock from above that flew down from the cliff above and hit Piggy, knocking him down.  He fell forty feet and landed (dead) on his back down by the water.  Then the water washed in and took his body out to sea.

"The rock struck Piggy a glancing blow from chin to knee: the conch exploded into a thousand white fragments and ceased to exist.  Piggy, saying nothing, with no time for even a grunt, traveled through the air sideways from the rock, turning over as he went.  The rock bounded twice and was lost in the forest.  Piggy fell forty feet and landed on his back across the square red rock in the sea.  His head opened and stuff came out and turned red.  Piggy's arms and legs twitched a bit, like a pig's after it had been killed."

 

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