Piggy, as seen in the 1963 film. Portrayed by Hugh Edwards.
|Location in Book||Island|
Piggy is the most logically intelligent child of the group, while Simon is the most spiritually intelligent. He is overweight, and also suffers from asthma. His "ass-mar" causes him not to be able to run or swim. He is unable to see without his glasses due to his severe myopia, and has been wearing glasses since he was three. Before the island, Piggy lived with his "auntie" who owned a sweetshop.
In all versions of the story, Piggy is generally ignored by the other boys, or treated disdainfully when they do pay attention to him. His intelligence and reasoning is mocked and dismissed, and like Ralph he fails in his efforts to impose civilization and order on the island.
Lord of the Flies: 1963 Movie
Hugh Edwards portrays the character of Piggy in the 1963 film adaptation. Ralph is dismissive and even somewhat disdainful of him at first, but gradually, Piggy becomes the only loyal follower Ralph has left.
Lord of the Flies: 1990 Movie
Danuel Pipoly plays the role of Piggy in the 1990 film adaptation. Like all the other boys in this version, he is American and attends an unnamed American military boarding school.
In this version of the story, Piggy is mentioned as being new at the school he attends, and Ralph stands up for him right from the beginning. Piggy reciprocates this loyalty and becomes Ralph's most dedicated follower, calling boys who leave for Jack's camp "defectors." Though his eyesight is poor, Piggy has no trouble breathing and nothing is ever said of him having asthma.
|Ralph • Jack Merridew • Piggy • Samneric • Simon • Roger|