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ERIC Number: ED059997
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Pages: 5
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The Pigman--Use It!
Haley, Beverly A.
Statement, v7 n3 p16-20 September 1971
A discussion and analysis of a novel, "The Pigman," are given. The story is described as one that appeals to adolescents and also is a good means for exemplifying how an author works. The plot is described as the story of three lonely people--two teenagers and an old widower. It is a novel revealing the duality of life through the use of opposites in juxtaposition. Diction is one of the technics employed by the author, Paul Zindel, to exemplify the themes, e.g. language is used to enforce the theme of honesty versis phoniness. The novel's title introduces the first major animal metaphor. Animal imagery also reinforces Zindel's theme of what is real or honest as opposed to what is phony. With the books conclusion, the reader feels that perhaps the teenagers have at last learned to distinguish between appearance and reality. (Author/CK)
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