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Basically because of what kids used to call him when he was going to school

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Q: Why does Ralph say he told Jack to call the fat kid Piggy?
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Why is piggy afraid of Jack?

Piggy and Jack are complete opposites so they were bound to but heads. In the beginning Jack and Piggy didn't have a problem with each other but as the story progressed the more Jack hated Piggy. It never really stated why they don't get along but I think that it's because Jack has a different personality. Jack is power thrived while Piggy is more intellectual. Hope that helped!


What happens in Lord of the Flies chapter 11?

The only jobs which are specified in chapter one are... Piggy is told to "take names. That's your job." Jack decides that his choir will be hunters and Ralph appoints Jack and Simon to accompany him on an expedition to discover whether they are on an island or not.


How do you know that most the boys are strangers to each other before the crash?

At the start of the book Piggy asked Ralph what his name was so it was obvious they didn't know each other. Once Ralph had blown the conch and boys had started to arrive at the platform Piggy asked them for their names, evidence that they were strangers to him. When the choir, led by Jack, arrived Piggy made introductions, which indicated that the boys in the choir didn't know any of the other boys. At the end of the meeting when Ralph, Simon and Jack were heading off to climb the mountain Ralph told Piggy that his job was to collect names. If he'd known the other boys he'd have already known their names.


What conflict arises in Lord of the Flies?

There was no real conflict in chapter one; The Sound of the Shell. Ralph and Jack were both contenders to be chief but the issue was settle by a vote, which Ralph won. The only other slight conflict was when Ralph chose Jack and Simon to accompany him on the expedition to climb the mountain. Piggy wanted to go to and Jack told him in no uncertain terms that he wasn't wanted.


What is Ralph's attitude toward Piggy in the first chapter?

Initially Ralph viewed Piggy as an uninvited and unwanted intrusion on his pleasure at finding himself on a tropical island. Ralph walked off when Piggy was forced to asnwer a call of nature, he didn't wait for the fat boy. Ralph didn't ask Piggy what his name was, probably because he wasn't in the slightest bit interested. Ralph probably felt that he had nothing in common with a fat asthmatic boy who wore a greasy wind-breaker, dropped letters from his words and who didn't know how to swim. Gradually however Ralph's attitude to Piggy began to change. When Ralph found the conch in the lagoon it was Piggy who identified it and told him that it could be blown. Piggy also suggested calling the rest of the boys on the island. Over the course of the book Piggy was constantly on hand to remind Ralph, when he lost track of what he was saying probably due to Petit Mal epilsepsy. Piggy was the voice of reason who suggested lighting a signal fire on the beach when it seemed that the beast was preventing the boys from relighting the fire on the mountain. Slowly Ralph's attitude changed from indifference, through a period where he simply made use of Piggy's abilities, to companionship and finally to the realisation that Piggy had been his friend.

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Piggy explains to Ralph that Jack can be very dangerous - if not to Ralph then to whom?

At the end of chapter 5: Beast from Water Piggy told Ralph how he felt about Jack, I quote... "He hates me. I dunno why. If he could do what he wanted--- you're alright, he respects you. Besides-- you'd hit him." Piggy also said... "I tell you what. He hates you too, Ralph---" And... "He can't hurt you: but if you stand out of the way he'd hurt the next thing. And that's me."


What does ralphs dad do lord of the flies?

Early in the first chapter Ralph told Piggy that his father was a commander in the Navy.Early in the first chapter Ralph told Piggy that his father was a commander in the Navy.


In Lord of the Flies Piggy explains to Ralph that Jack can be very dangerous - if not to Ralph than to whom?

Piggy explains to Ralph that Jack can be very dangerous to anyone who opposes his authority or challenges his leadership. Jack's thirst for power and control over the other boys on the island makes him a threat to anyone who stands in his way.


Why are names important to Piggy?

Names are important to Piggy because they give him a sense of identity and belonging. Being referred to by his real name, rather than just being called "Piggy," helps him feel respected and recognized as an individual. It also reflects his desire for social acceptance and acknowledgement from the other boys on the island.


Who told piggy's name to the group in lord of the flies?

Ralph told the other boys during their first assembly. He was the only person who Piggy had revealed it to.


Why does Jack commit toward Piggy?

Jack commits violence towards Piggy because he is power-hungry and sees Piggy as a threat to his authority. Jack's violent behavior is a manifestation of his desire for control and dominance over others on the island.


Why is piggy afraid of Jack?

Piggy and Jack are complete opposites so they were bound to but heads. In the beginning Jack and Piggy didn't have a problem with each other but as the story progressed the more Jack hated Piggy. It never really stated why they don't get along but I think that it's because Jack has a different personality. Jack is power thrived while Piggy is more intellectual. Hope that helped!


What happens in Lord of the Flies chapter 11?

The only jobs which are specified in chapter one are... Piggy is told to "take names. That's your job." Jack decides that his choir will be hunters and Ralph appoints Jack and Simon to accompany him on an expedition to discover whether they are on an island or not.


Why does Ralph believe the savages will not let him alone?

Ralph has been told that Jack is hunting for him. He has been told that Jack has a stick that is sharpened at both ends.


How do you know that most the boys are strangers to each other before the crash?

At the start of the book Piggy asked Ralph what his name was so it was obvious they didn't know each other. Once Ralph had blown the conch and boys had started to arrive at the platform Piggy asked them for their names, evidence that they were strangers to him. When the choir, led by Jack, arrived Piggy made introductions, which indicated that the boys in the choir didn't know any of the other boys. At the end of the meeting when Ralph, Simon and Jack were heading off to climb the mountain Ralph told Piggy that his job was to collect names. If he'd known the other boys he'd have already known their names.


What violence does Jack commit toward Piggy?

Jack participates in the violent attack on Piggy by encouraging his followers to roll a large boulder onto him, ultimately causing his death. This act shows Jack's ruthless and power-hungry nature as he seeks to eliminate anyone who challenges his authority on the island.


In Lord of the Flies who said I told you I told you to get a list of names?

Ralph said that near the end of chapter 2: Fire on the mounatin when Piggy admitted that he didn't know the names of the littluns.