If Piggy of Lord of the Flies could write to his Auntie, what would he tell her?Hi all!  I was just wondering about Piggy and the relations he has with his Auntie.  If he could write a letter to...

If Piggy of Lord of the Flies could write to his Auntie, what would he tell her?

Hi all!  I was just wondering about Piggy and the relations he has with his Auntie.  If he could write a letter to his Auntie about the boys' chances of survival and his feelings toward the others, what would he say and how emotional or logical/ scientific would he be when addressing his Auntie?  Thanks!

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When Piggy refers to his Auntie, he gets emotional. He has been spoiled by his Auntie. She has raised him to be sickly. If Piggy were to write to his Auntie, he would begin by telling her dangerous things have happened on the island. He would include horror stories about Jack and Jack's anarchy. 

Piggy would relate that Ralph is losing control. Jack is becoming more and more dangerous. He enjoys killing for the fun of it. 

Piggy would share his fears with his Auntie. He would explain that Jack and his hunters make fun of him. He would express his concern over Ralph losing command over the boys. Piggy would relate how Jack and the hunters had disguised themselves with war paint to distance themselves from the cruelty of killing with no remorse. 

No doubt, Piggy would relate to his Auntie that he gets no respect. He would share how Jack had broken the lens of his glasses. He would share Jack's cruelty in calling Piggy "fatty." Truly, Piggy would cry out to his Auntie of the unfairness he was experiencing on the island. He would share his fears. He would tell his Auntie about how Ralph is losing control. He would share that he feared for his very life. Piggy would state that Jack had put fear in all the boys and that Ralph's leadership was crumbling:

For all his intellectual powers, however, Piggy is basically ineffectual without Ralph. Piggy is a man of thought, not of action, and he is physically weak because of his asthma. Without his spectacles, he is blind and helpless.

Piggy would share that his intellect could not match up against Jack's charisma:

Piggy is doomed in a society where irrational fears and physical strength are more respected than science, law, and dialogue. 

Piggy would write his Auntie and he would be crying as he wrote about the evil that Jack and his hunters were creating. 

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