Character Changes In Lord Of The Flies

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In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies he wrote about one of the biggest catastrophes that could have happened to a group of young children. Throughout the time the group of boys spent on the island, most of them, if not all changed, but the question is; did they change for the better or for the worse? The boy who had the most drastic change from the moment we met him, was Piggy. At the very beginning of the book Golding made it very clear that Piggy was a very dependent person: “My auntie told me not to run, on account of my asthma” (9). Piggy was the kind of person who let others destroy his morale and self-confidence, in order for them to feel better about themselves. He let most of the boys walk all over him, making fun of his weight and glasses, and he didn't do anything about it because he had his old life in his heart keeping him strong. The way he followed Ralph around before he found the conch showed how he was definitely a follower rather than a leader: “ The fat boy waited to be asked his name in turn but this proffer of acquaintance was not made; the fair boy called Ralph smiled vaguely, stood up, and began to make his way once more toward the lagoon. The fat boy hung steadily at his shoulder” (9). Piggy cherished the things that made him special and different from the rest of the stranded boys, especially his glasses. The glasses, in a way, were how Piggy expressed his most basic emotions and feelings, since he himself was a quite timid person. Almost

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