Lord of the Flies by William Golding

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How does Piggy change over the course of the story in "Lord of the Flies"?

How does Piggy change over the course of the story in "Lord of the Flies"?

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The beauty and the tragedy of Piggy's character is that he doesn't change.  The boys overall become uncivilized.  Jack and the choir boys descend all the way into violent savagery.  Ralph struggles, not knowing how to behave. 

Piggy, though - he is the same uptight, rules obsessed, serious boy when he dies as he was when Ralph first met him in Chapter 1.  The beauty is that Piggy presents hope for human kind.  For every violent Jack, there is a Piggy,...

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