THE PIGMAN

BY: PAUL ZINDEL

CHARACTERS

John: brown hair, blue eyes, smokes, has a bad boy reputation, drinks, skips school, use to blow up bombs in the bathroom, goes to The Pigman house, parents doesn't really care for him.

Lorraine: Has brown hair, drinks occasionally, goes to The Pigman house, smart, parents doesn't really care for her, father died and divorced her mom, has the good girl image, lost her father.

The Pigman: has a beer belly, in his late fifties,pretty big, had a big smile, lonely.

Bore: John's father, use to drink until he got a disease, works at a factory, and married to John's mother.

John's mother: married to Bore, clean freak, does what Bore tells her, John's mother.

Norton: Steals electronics from houses and sells them illegally, bad boy image, stole marsh mellows and is known as the marsh mellow kid, wants to steal from Mr. Pignati's house.

Lorraine's mother: has been cheated on by her ex husband, doesn't trust men, bullies Lorraine, is a nurse, steals from her job.

SETTING

This story takes place in The Pigman's house, The Graveyard, The Zoo, John's house, and at Lorraine's house.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Paul Zindel is from Staten Island in New York. After he taught high school science he went into playwright. His first play was The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the Moon Marigolds,The Pigman was his first novel for young adults. Zindel wrote more than fifty books over the course of his life.

THEME

The theme of this story is " Sometimes people walk into your life and then they leave. Leaving mark behind that's in your heart, and will remain there forever,"

PLOT/CONFLICT

John vs Norton

John vs Lorraine

John vs Bore

Mr. Pignati vs himself

Lorraine vs society

SYMBOLISM

When Lorraine had a dream about the pig room, it was an omen of death.

CONNECTIONS

TEXT TO SELF                                                                                                                        I'm connecting to the time I was dared to hang out with this girl in my old neighborhood. Everyone told me she was mean and I didn't know because I was new to the neighborhood. I hung out with her and we became really good friends, she was very sweet and nice. People misjudged her. To this day she still doesn't know it was a dare.     TEXT TO WORLD                                                                                                              I'm connecting to the world because I am pretty sure everyone has been dared or played a prank on someone they didn't know well, then later became friends with them.                                                                                                                                      

FORSHADOWING/SUSPENSE

"Mr. Pignati----" I started, the words catching in my throat.

MUSIC VIDEO

This song connects to this book because while John and Lorraine are visiting Mr. Pignati he is telling them jokes,and stories. As they told us their story about his death they are telling us about his life and what he did for them.

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2 years ago
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If my parents weren't in my life like John and Lorraine, I would probably feel loved. Like i mean something to the world

2 years ago
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I will feel safe and comfortable, Mr.pignati would be a person to relie on

2 years ago
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At first I would probably be scared. Eventually I would probably enjoy his company. I would be scared because if he a old man just started talking to you and inviting people to in your house that is kind of scary. Then I would feel bad for him and start talking to him.

2 years ago
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Man, I would have a free for all because I know that this person is going to be a great person to know because we have on person that you don't wan to loss

2 years ago
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I would make them feeled love and trust them. I would also care for them. I would also never want to loose ther trust . I would actually feel really happy to have somone like Mr.Pignati in my life

2 years ago
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Well I do have someone like Mr. Pignati without the freaky crazy part but with his love care and joy.

2 years ago
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I would feel like there is someone I can truly trust. In my life I know I can trust my mom and dad because they wouldn't tell a soul if a had a secret, just like Mr. Pignati show trust and loyalty throughout the story

2 years ago
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I would feel happy and not want to ever break him or his heart. If the universe gave me the chance to have another chance for having happiness for one I would take that in and not let it out.

2 years ago
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If I had someone that's like Mr.Pignati I would be greatful for that person. I would be greatful for this person because we have heard the description of Mr.Pignati. I would be very greatful for someone hwo would treat me like there family and welcome me with open arms and a smile like he or she knew me for years. I would care a great deal for that person because that person could be the solution or a great deal of help in a life problem in the future 👍 👍 👍 👍 👍 👍 👍 👍 😄 😄 😊 😊 😊

2 years ago
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I would feel amazing because if my parents never paid attention to me and Mr. Pignati came into my life, and both of us were lonely then he spoiled me and gave me anything I asked for. I would be happy because I never had a father figure/mother figure in my life, and Mr. Pignati has nobody but his pigs to keep him comfortable. So, I think I would be pretty happy to have someone that cares for me, and spoils, and gives me affection like my parents never did I would be happy. I know Mr. Pignati would be happy too because when his wife Conchetta died he had nobody to love or take care of him, and I know he would like to have someone in his life to take care of him, so if I had a chance to be with Mr. Pignati I would take it.