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Piggy Perspicacious

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The novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding is about a group of boys stranded on an island, and one of these boys, Piggy, is both perspicacious and precocious. Piggy wears “thick spectacles,” (7) which generally symbolize someone who is smart, or perspicacious. Piggy is also very quick to understand the situation the boys are in when they first land on the island. He immediately suggests that the boys “have a meeting,” (11) and learn “[everyone’s] names.” (11) The eagerness of Piggy to learn names also shows his maturity, and precociousness compared to Ralph, who is another one of the boys, who does not care to learn the names of everyone. Piggy suggests that he and Ralph “[should] do something.” (14) He says this so the boys do not spend
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