How much Sympathy do you have for Piggy in Chapter One?

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How much Sympathy do you have for Piggy in Chapter One?

Jack’s relationship with Piggy brings most sympathy for Piggy. From the moment Jack is introduced by Golding he shows a dislike towards Piggy. Piggy became intimidated by the “uniformed superiority” of the choir led by Jack.  One of the first things Jack says to Piggy is “Shut up, Fatty!” which is a way of intimidating Piggy and perhaps the rest of the boys outside of the choir who are already frightened of Jack. I felt sorry for Piggy who had gone from an ideas man with the most intelligence to a shy little boy because of the influence Jack had on him. Golding uses sympathy for Piggy to build up extreme dislike towards Jack who symbolises life outside of a democracy. Jack has an unexplainable dislike to Piggy and later reiterates his feeling when he told piggy, “we don’t want you” on his, Ralph’s and Simon’s exploration of the island, and Piggy, perhaps the most intelligent member of the island microcosm is left with nothing to do but take names instead of a small adventure.

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Ralph changed his opinion of Piggy from earlier in the book. He took a more superior air around Piggy but because of the growth in numbers of the group, Ralph changed his attitude. Piggy had tried to establish a friendship with Ralph and had confided in him the knowledge of his unwanted school nickname, “Piggy” and that he didn’t want to be called it. Later, Ralph told the entire group but it was in defence of Piggy from Jack who called Piggy “Fatty”. After this Ralph made wise decision to give Piggy a task he could complete easily and well, ...

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