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The Pigman - 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....   [tags: Essays Papers] 454 words
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The Pigman - The Pigman Lorraine is one of the main characters in the book called The Pigman. This book is about two kids, Lorraine and her good friend John. Lorraine has many different traits. One of her main traits is that she is paranoid. She also is very shy and softspoken, but can be a comedian otherwise. Lorraine can be extremely paranoid about doing things that she hasn't done before. She won't want to try something new unless it looks perfectly safe. Not that it is a bad thing, just that a lot of times it seems to get in the way of her having a good time....   [tags: essays research papers] 459 words
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The Pigman - The Pigman The topic I chose to write about is lonely. Many characters in The Pigman are lonely. Some of the characters in the story that are lonely are John, Loraine, Mr.Pignati, and Bobo. My definition of lonely is to be by ones self. Another definition of lonely is being forgotten, left alone. An example of lonely is “The boy was left alone in the park.” In the story, the most lonely character was Mr.Pignati. He was lonely because he had no children and his wife recently passed away....   [tags: essays research papers] 360 words
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Maturity Through Trail and Error in the Pigman - The novel strictly surrounds the topic of maturity through trial and error. It is portrayed many times throughout the novel. The ordeals mainly surround two of the main characters, John and Lorraine. It shows the mistakes they have made and how they resolve and handle them. They learn a lot throughout the story, the biggest being how to handle problems with maturity and help from each other. John, one of the main characters, starts out in the story as being childish and cruel to the school with various incidents....   [tags: rebellious, verbal abuse, maturity] 651 words
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Truth and Lies in The Pigman by Paul Zindel - Truth and lies are always in a constant battle; the battle of choosing the truth or giving in and telling a lie. This theme is prevalent in The Pigman by Paul Zindel. The book takes place in Staten Island, New York. It follows a set of events told by two narrators, John and Lorraine. The two narrators are typing the story on a borrowed typewriter in the library. John and Lorraine are writing about what happened to them when they met Mr. Pignati, and what followed. In their story John and Lorraine meet him by a telephone prank, and they go over to his house to pick up money for an illegitimate fund....   [tags: Deceit, Honesty]
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Zindel's Use of Literary Devices in The Pigman - ... Through their friendship they help each other come out of their cages like Mr.Pignati complimenting on Lorraines appearance and how he appreciates John for who he is. John and Lorraine also help Mr.Pignati by having fun with him and helping him forget about his dead wife. They can only help each other for so long though after the party that John and Lorraine throw Lorraine is back in her cage from the constant remarks her mother makes and the disappointment. John is also back in his cage because he is now looked down upon from his parents for the party and his father had higher expectations for him....   [tags: foreshadowing, symbolism, maturity]
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The Forty Developmental Assets in The Pigman by Paul Zindel - ... It is causing her to be very self-conscience. Furthermore, “I was so embarrassed I wanted to cry because I thought for sure he was laughing at me, and I turned my head all the way so the only thing I could see out the window of the bus was telephone poles going by,”(14). This shows that what her mother has said to Lorraine does affect how she feels and what she thinks about herself even away from her mother. Still, Lorraine is missing another asset, she does not have positive peer influence, asset number fifteen....   [tags: self-esteem, caring, peers]
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the pigman/short plot - The Pigman They're all dead: Pigman's wife, Lorraine's father, John's Aunt Ahra, the Master sons, Lorraine's mother's patients, Bobo, and the Pigman himself. All the while, the living move about like baboons in cages they've made for themselves. Why. That's the big question. The answer is central to understanding Paul Zindel'sThe Pigman. We and our students can address this problem, all the while gaining insight into literature and the makeup of the novel. This article provides activities to acquaint students with literary elements, while building up to a dramatic presentation....   [tags: essays research papers] 582 words
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The 40 Developmental Assets for Adolescents - The 40 Developmental Assets is a list of assets that help young children to understand how relationships with your family and friends work and how teens can live a healthy life with them. One way to better understand the Assets is to look at how the appear in novels. One novel the assets can be seen is The Pigman by Paul Zindel, a book about parents influences on kids and shows childrens care for people they love. Three assets from 40 Developmental Assets were Other Adult Relationship,Honesty,and Caring....   [tags: growing up healthy, caring and responsible] 597 words
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Compare and Contrast Lorraine Jenson and John Conlan - How much in common do you think Lorraine Jenson and John Conlan have. How many differences do you think Lorraine Jenson and John Conlan have. Well you are about to find that out. In the book The Pigman, written by Paul Zindel, there are two characters, Lorraine and John in which i am comparing and contrasting. Even though Lorraine doesn't seem like as though she has alot in common with John they can be alike and different in the littlest things possible, such as in physical appearance, in thier behavior and personality, and in their strengths and weaknesses.Just see for your self....   [tags: Character Analysis] 664 words
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The Young Adult Genre - Young adult literature is a consistently evolving genre that continues to push controversial boundaries and trends. The term “young adult” was first coined in the 1960s and was defined as “realistic fiction that was set in the real contemporary world and addressed problems, issues, and life circumstances of interest to young readers aged approximately twelve to eighteen” (Cart). Young adult readers of the past read publications such as Zindel’s The Pigman (1968) and Cormier’s The Chocolate War (1974), with the 1960s and 1970s being more about coming of age and the journey to adulthood, while today’s novels highlight the journey itself....   [tags: chocolate war, world war II] 1256 words
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Title Seven of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 - Issue: Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 can an employee who is African American demonstrate that her employer discriminated against her by failing to promote her to the position of senior control buyer, where she has seven years of experience in the retail catalog business, two years as a control buyer, trained new buyers, received a special achievement award for contributing to the positive profile of the company and where the person who was hired in her place has no experience as a retail buyer in the private sector and has been with the company for six months....   [tags: essays research papers] 2816 words
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