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  • The Pigman
    Lorraine has a dream that she is in Mr. Pignati's house. She is forced to walk into his pig collection room. Once in the room, she sees the pigs on a black coffin. Lorraine believes that the...

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    One striking metaphor in The Pigman is in the following passage: "And when I came up to the cage to see these ugly blood-sucking creatures, I had to look right into this little kid’s face that...

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  • The Pigman
    John and Lorraine are buddies in high school. They sit down to write The Pigman, after their sweet friend, Mr. Pignati, dies from a heart attack. Each chapter is either written solely by John or...

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  • The Pigman
    In Zindel's The Pigman, John writes about being a troublemaker in school. He brags about being called the Bathroom Bomber because he used to set off tiny bombs in bathrooms during his Freshman...

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  • The Pigman
    When people are considered to be conceited, it means that they think very highly of themselves, which could refer to intellect as well as appearance. In Zindel's The Pigman, John speaks very highly...

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  • The Pigman
    Mr. Pignati is an older gentleman who lives alone on Howard Avenue. His wife died awhile back, but he tells people that she is on vacation in California. He has a fun and interesting personality...

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  • The Pigman
    John and Lorraine are high school friends who meet a man named Mr. Pignati. After developing a wonderfully loving friendship with him over a period of months, Mr. Pignati dies of a heart attack....

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  • The Pigman
    In chapter 2 of Paul Zindel's The Pigman, John and Lorraine notice each other at their bus stop. Lorraine explains that one day John had to sit next to her because there was nowhere else for him to...

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  • The Pigman
    The event that triggered Mr. Pignati's death was the discovery that his home had been wrecked by John and Lorraine's irresponsible actions while he was away. In the story, Mr. Pignati has to stay...

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  • The Pigman
    When John and Lorraine first meet Mr. Pignati, his wife is dead, but he keeps himself busy by going to the zoo every day to see a baboon named Bobo. He calls Bobo his best friend. As their...

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  • The Pigman
    John, Norton, and Dennis usually go to the cemetery to drink beer together at "Masterson's Tomb." John says that he likes cemeteries because they are so well kept. For example, the lawns are green...

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  • The Pigman
    In Chapter Three, John explains the rules for the telephone marathon, which is a prank calling game the teenagers play. The idea is to keep the person on for as long as possible by drawing out the...

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  • The Pigman
    Norton is one of John and Lorraine's classmates who discovers that they have been spending a lot of time with Mr. Pignati. Since Norton has developed a talent for stealing things, John does not...

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  • The Pigman
    This question is very broad, because it doesn't ask what Lorraine's feelings are toward something or someone. I'll attempt to break down a few. First Lorraine's feelings about herself. Lorraine...

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  • The Pigman
    Norton has a history of being mean and a thief. John explains in chapter nine that Norton's mom let him play with dolls when he was a kid. When he got older, kids at school found out and teased...

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  • The Pigman
    In The Pigman, by Paul Zindel, John and Lorraine are having a party at the Pigman's house, but it gets out of hand. There are about forty people there, some of whom weren't even invited, and of...

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  • The Pigman
    Mr. Pignati is so lonely from missing his dead wife, Conchetta, that he befriends Bobo, a baboon, at the local zoo. Bobo is an ugly, mean baboon, but Mr. Pignati finds him endearing and treats...

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  • The Pigman
    When writing a book report, consult the teacher's requirements first. If the report is simply to summarize the reading, then focus on the main points of the story that move the plot forward. If, on...

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  • The Pigman
    John and Lorraine believe that Norton is a big reason for Mr. Pignati's death. In order to establish their case, they bring up Norton's childhood experiences with dolls as proof of his disturbed...

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  • The Pigman
    John wants to become an actor and Lorraine wants to become a writer. These are both artistic and creatively expressive aspirations. John is a very out-going, social guy who likes to entertain...

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  • The Pigman
    The chapters in Paul Zindel's The Pigman alternate between narrators John and Lorraine, so nothing is said by John about Lorraine's mother in chapter 11. Chapter 10, however, is where Lorraine...

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  • The Pigman
    In the first chapter of Paul Zindel's The Pigman, John is the narrator and he is typing on a typewriter in the school's library. He introduces himself by giving examples of rebellious things that...

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  • The Pigman
    Lorraine's perspective of John is sweet and kind. She feels like he portrays himself worse that he really is. For example, John writes the first chapter and talks about him smoking, swearing,...

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  • The Pigman
    Norton Kelly is a classmate of John and Lorraine's. They sometimes drink with him in the cemetery, or hang out and make prank calls together, but they don't really like him. In chapter 9, Lorraine...

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  • The Pigman
    In chapter two of Zindel's The Pigman, Lorraine discusses a couple of the female teachers and happens to share an anecdote about the typing teacher Miss Stewart. Apparently, Lorraine had gone to...

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  • The Pigman
    Lorraine's mother suffers from the hardships of being a single mom and feelings of rejection from her former husband. Lorraine suffers from an emotionally absent mother who can't find a silver...

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  • The Pigman
    Chapter 2 in Zindel's The Pigman ends with John and Lorraine sitting on the bus laughing for no apparent reason. This is how they first bond and become friends, but there are some questions that...

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  • The Pigman
    Love is demonstrated by Mr. Pignati multiple times as we learn about his past and present self through John and Lorraine's shared narration. Mr. Pignati from the very first moment is a man who...

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  • The Pigman
    One could definitely argue that Zindel's The Pigman addresses the question of our environment affecting our behavior. Zindel shows that our environment does contribute to our character and behavior...

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  • The Pigman
    Yes. A person's environment is not only a driving force, but it is a critical factor in determining how a person behaves. At the core of your question is the classic nature vs. nurture debate....

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  • The Pigman
    Lorraine and John first meet Mr. Pignati while prank calling him. They lie and say they are collecting money for charity when he offers to give them $10.00. Then they actually follow through with...

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  • The Pigman
    Lorraine is nervous to be skipping school to meet John and Mr. Pignati at the zoo. She's also feeling a bit guilty because she and John had conned him out of $10.00 for a fake charity. In fact,...

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  • The Pigman
    Lorraine and her mother don't have a good relationship because her mother is verbally condescending and cheap. Her mother has suffered a lot in her adult life because Lorraine's father cheated on...

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  • The Pigman
    Lorraine and her mother have a very strained relationship, but as far as parents go, she is all she's ever had. Lorraine doesn't know parent-child relationahips to be any different than the example...

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  • The Pigman
    On the page preceding chapter one, there is an interesting type of prologue entitled "The Oath." John and Lorraine announce here that the story they are writing is true and a "memorial epic" for...

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  • The Pigman
    The kids portrayed in Zindel's The Pigman have unique family issues. Lorraine lives with her single mother, who projects her own fears about men and life onto her daughter. As a result, Lorraine...

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  • The Pigman
    John is friends with Norton and Dennis before meeting Lorraine. They take her on as the fourth friend in their group and include her in drinking beer with them in the cemetery at a place called...

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  • The Pigman
    In Zindel's The Pigman, John, Norton, and Dennis are already buddies when Lorraine moves into the neighborhood. She first meets John at the bus stop for school and he introduces her to Norton and...

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  • The Pigman
    Bobo is a baboon whom Mr. Pignati visits at the Baron Park Zoo almost every day. He feeds him peanuts and chocolate and plays with him. Mr. Pignati has probably spent most of his time with Bobo...

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  • The Pigman
    The party starts in chapter 13, but Mr. Pignati is not there because he is in the hospital recovering from a minor heart attack. John and Lorraine really cross some lines by holding a party at his...

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  • The Pigman
    The first omen that Lorraine says is a bad one is the woman selling peanuts. She doesn't hear Lorraine's order right, so she barks back at her like she doesn't like kids. At least that is how...

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  • The Pigman
    Lorraine's mother is a single mom who works fulltime as a hospice nurse. When Lorraine was little, her mother had just gotten a divorce from her cheating husband when he was involved in a car crash...

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  • The Pigman
    Lorraine's mother got a legal separation from her father about the time she was born. Sadly, if that wasn't bad enough, her father died when Lorraine was nine. Lorraine explains it as follows: "I...

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  • The Pigman
    In chapter nine, John goes to the cemetery to have a beer with Norton like they often do. The two get into an argument because Norton threatens to rob Mr. Pignati if John doesn't tell him more...

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  • The Pigman
    It's no secret that John and Norton are enemies. "Lorraine told you she thinks Norton and I hate each other. It's true," (90). Although John may drink and smoke, he's a good person at heart. Norton...

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  • The Pigman
    Lorraine's feelings for John change slightly through the novel. At the beginning of the story, it is clear that Lorraine thinks of John as a friend. She thinks he is an attractive friend, but...

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  • The Pigman
    In The Pigman by Paul Zindel, John Conlan tells the reader that he hates school in the opening paragraph of the novel; however, he doesn't give specific reasons for his feelings. Instead, he...

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  • The Pigman
    In Zindel's The Pigman, Mr. Pignati shows affection for John and Lorraine in many ways. He's like the grandfather neither one of them ever had. First, when he meets them at the zoo in chapter 6, he...

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  • The Pigman
    In the second chapter of Paul Zindel's The Pigman, Lorraine, who is narrating the chapter, makes it very clear that the prospect of death doesn't phase John.As Lorraine describes, John is a very...

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  • The Pigman
    Chapter 13 is the house party chapter. Mr. Pignati is in the hospital and John and Lorraine decide to host a teenage party in his home. This chapter is written from John's perspective, which starts...

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