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The Pigman





Many times in a story what the main characters say can reflect their personality and
lifestyle. This is shown effectively in the memorial epic by Paul Zindel, The Pigman.
Throughout this stunningly truthful story, John and Lorraine consistently say things that
show just what type of people they are.

In the memorial epic, The Pigman, John and Lorraine’s words really show their
personality type. In the beginning of the story, when describing John, Lorraine
say’s “John has made and art out of it. He prevaricates just for
prevaricating’s sake.” What Lorraine is referring to is John’s tendency
to make up stories in an attempt to make his life sound more interesting. The reason he
does this is to make his life sound more exciting then it actually is. John is the type of
person who craves attention so he believes by making these stories up more people will
notice him. Later in the story Lorraine talks about her mother. She says, “ I
can’t tell you what she’d do if I ever took anything, but she isn’t
ashamed of what she does”. Lorraine is talking about how her mother
“borrows” canned goods from her hospitals pantry. Her mother believes that by
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