Lord of the Flies
By William Golding
Poster By Brandon Andreotti
Character Analysis of Piggy
- Piggy was chubby, wore glasses, and suffered from asthma. He was referred to as "the fat boy" throughout the story.
- Piggy showed more leadership throughout the story and became wiser. Jack's group began to bully him throughout the story.
The setting was a tropical island that was deserted and had no people before the boys arrived. The island featured palm trees and a lagoon.
- Rules are important because they teach the difference between right & wrong and everyone is treated equally.
- This story shows that when people rebel against laws and rules, chaos occurs.
- The story also shows that the boys lose their innocence. These are young boys who have to act like men and use violence for survival.
- William Golding was a British author that lived from 1911-1993. He won the Nobel Peace prize for his most famous book Lord of the Flies. He was a former English teacher before his writing success.
- Other books by Golding include:
- The Inheritors (1955)
- Pincher Martin (1956)
- Free Fall (1959)
- The Anglo-Saxon (1959)
- The Spire (1964)
- The Pyramid (1967)