Piggy makes a bold stand of courage just before his death. For the duration of his existence on the island, he is cast aside from acceptance by most of the boys. He is ridiculed for his weight and asthma and used because his glasses provide fire for the group. Piggy is unwavering, however, in his commitment to trying to preserve order so that the group doesn't devolve into chaos. And in his final scene, Piggy is seen standing defiant of all that Jack represents:
“I got this to say. You’re acting like a crowd of kids.” The booing rose and died again as Piggy lifted the white, magic shell.
“Which is better—to be a pack of painted Indians like you are, or to be sensible like Ralph is?”
A great clamor rose among the savages. Piggy shouted again.
“Which is better—to have rules and agree, or to hunt and kill?”
In this scene, Piggy stands utterly alone in his convictions, booed by the boys and viewed as a "bag of fat." Yet he does not give up. He boldly proclaims the worth of the...
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