Explain the symbolism of the pig in the story "A Shocking Accident"?

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The pig could be said to symbolize the fundamental absurdity of death. Whichever way we eventually depart from this world, whether it's gently in our sleep one night, or overcome by toxic plumes of smoke while saving desperate waifs from a burning orphanage, or even being crushed by a falling pig, we are all going to go some day. Death is absurd and meaningless,...

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