In many novels there's usually a character the reader loves to
hate. Whether that character be a loser, a loner, or someone who's
just chubby, we all have made fun of that particular person at least
once in our lives. Throughout William Golding's novel, Lord of the
Flies, he illustrates the joy of readers in hating Piggy's character.
In the beginning of the novel, when Ralph meets Piggy after
the plane crash, Piggy regretfully tells Ralph what the kids used to
call him at school, "They used to call me 'Piggy'."(1) Ralph then
shrieks with laughter and makes fun of Piggy's nickname, "Piggy!
Piggy!"(2) Ralph goes on and on with giving Piggy a bad time,
just as kids normally would. This could be Ralph's way of trying to
distract himself from the reality of the airplane smashup. By the
author's description of Piggy and the contents of Piggy's talks, all
of us have a good idea of how he looks like and how he acts.
can all relate to him as that 'fat nerd' that always sat alone in the
cafeteria. We all had nicknames for the 'loner'. We knew deep
down that this was a bad thing to do but we enjoyed putting him or
Piggy is smarter than most of the survivors. You could see
this because he was aware of the situation around him whereas
Ralph enjoyed the freedom. It was Piggy's idea to write down all
of the survivors' names and he knew where to put the hole in the
conch and what it could be used for. Piggy is also clever in which
when he is asked to do something physical, whether it would be
exercise or hard labour, he says he cannot do it because of his
asthma, but most...