"The fat boy waited to be asked his name in turn but this proffer of acquaintances was not made." In the novel, Lord of the Flies, what could this quote foreshadow?

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In the novel, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, this quote foreshadows the outcast that Piggy becomes which eventually leads to his death.  Because he is fat, has asthma, wears glasses and talks like an adult, he is set apart and teased by the other boys.  Piggy uses reason and fact to suggest ideas especially to Ralph such as using the conch,  having a signal fire to help their rescue, using his glasses to start the fire which again set him apart from the other boys.  Even Ralph, who should treat Piggy better, doesn't introduce him indicating to the rest of the boys that Piggy stands alone.  Eventually, Piggy is killed by Jack's boys, leaving Ralph without Piggy's wise ideas.

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