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Lord of the Flies

by William Golding

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What would have happened in Lord of the Flies if Ralph had listened more to Piggy?

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If Piggy's ideas could have found a consensus with Ralph's help, maybe things could have been more organized and civilized on the island. Though I agree with the posts above suggesting that Piggy's social stature was rather meagre, there is an argument to be made that all the boys were prepared to go along with the group whatever the group may have decided. If Piggy's ideas could have carried the day, regardless of his social position, maybe violence could have been averted. 

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Piggy might have still been alive, but he might not have.  Basically, the boys undergo a severe breakdown in civilization. It was bound to happen sooner or later.  If Piggy had not died then, he likely would have died some other way.

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Although I agree with the above posts, it is possible that the other boys might have shown Piggy a bit more respect had Ralph treated him as an equal instead of as the nearly blind, fat, asthmatic kid. Piggy might have survived the ordeal on the island, but he never would have completely been accepted by Jack and his hunters.

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I unfortunately have to concur with #2. Let us remember that Piggy was the real odd one out among the boys, and was laughed at and made fun of even by Ralph himself. Although he could be argued to be the voice of reason, and to possess the necessary intelligence that the boys needed, there was no way that the rest of the boys would ever listen to him, and if Ralph had, the situation might have deteriorated even more quickly.

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I don't think anything would have been different.  In fact, I wonder if Jack's bunch might not have liked Ralph even less.  After all, Piggy is a real joke to those guys.  He's a fat kid with glasses and no social skills.  If Ralph had listened to him, I think Jack and his group would have scorned him even more.

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How would have Lord of the Flies been different if Piggy had been in charge?

Piggy's complete lack of survival instinct may have hurt him in a leadership role.  If you look throughout Piggy and Ralph's conversations and gauge the importance of some of the things Piggy suggests, there would have been a ton of wasted time on the island.  The only thing that would have been certain if Piggy was in charge would be the lack of violence.  Although, as tthakkar pointed out, Piggy would never have been in charge.  An outside view of a million schools throughout the world would show you a million playgrounds where kids with Piggy's characteristics don't fit in and aren't taken seriously.

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