What is the significance of Piggy's plea to join the expedition  in Lord of the Flies?

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In chapter 1 we learn that the boys were on a plane that was shot down and crashed onto a deserted, jungle island. The first two boys we meet are Ralph and Piggy. Piggy is clearly different than the other boys: he's bigger, smarter, and wears glasses. He's the one who finds the conch shell and suggests to Ralph to use it to locate the other boys from the plane. But once Ralph is elected as the leader and Jack's group of boys are determined to be group's hunters, Piggy is ignored. Ralph, Jack, and Simon head off to explore the island. Piggy begs to go with them, but since he's overweight they...

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