By: John Lowe
A short, intelligent, fat boy, who is one of the different ones. He never gives into savagery, and represents law and order. Throughout the novel heis compared to the pigs, because of his nickname. He is murdered by Roger.
We are introduced to him as a fat, organized, intelligent boy who wears thick glasses. He comes up withthe idea of using the conch to call the other boys. Piggy is ignored when asks to explore the island.
".. he was shorter than the fair boy and very fat."
".. then looked up through thickspectacles."
"What's yer name?"
He states that no one knows they are on the island, and that they could be stuck in it for a very long period of time. Knows that if they don'tact with order they wont get rescued. The boys decide to make a fire and use Piggy's glasses to start it. Doesn't like the disorganization that the boys have, and finds out that one of the littlluns ismissing.
"Perhaps they knew where we was going to; and perhaps not. But they don't know where we are 'cos we never got there."
Piggy sees a ship on the horizon, butfinds out that the signal fire has gone out, because the hunters did not take care of it. He complains to Jack about how immature they are, and Jack slaps him breaking one of the lenses of his glasses.Jack starts picking on Piggy more and more.
"The two boys faced each other. There was the brilliant world of hunting, tactics, fierce exhilaration, skill; and there was the world of longingand baffled commonsense."
Piggy tries to convince the boys that there is no beast on the island, but there is still fear in the boys. Jack picks on Piggy. When the boys leave to gowith Jack, Piggy begs Ralph to blow the conch and stop the chaos. Tells Ralph that he cannot give up on his leader role.
"Who cares what you believe - Fatty!"