Lord of the Flies by William Golding

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How does Piggy change throughout Lord of the Flies?

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In many ways, Piggy doesn't change at all. When he is first introduced to the group by the nickname he'd previously asked Ralph not to share, he becomes the laughingstock of the group. The boys continually insult him, making fun of his weight and his asthma, and Piggy remains an outsider for much of the novel. In fact, when Jack is making a reach for leadership, one of his main arguments against Ralph is that he says things that sound like Piggy. Piggy remains loyal to Ralph's leadership, recognizing him as the boy the group has chosen, and tries to provide adult-like advice when he can. He worries more than once throughout the novel about what adults would think of the behavior on the island. As Ralph is gradually alienated himself, Piggy is his faithful ally. When their group is whittled down to just the two of them and Samneric, Piggy clings to the rules of order which he thinks will save him. Of all the boys on the island, Piggy is one of the least changed.

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