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Free Study Guide for Pigman by Paul Zindel Book Summary

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The complete study guide is currently available as a downloadable PDF, RTF, or MS Word DOC file from the PinkMonkey MonkeyNotes download store. The complete study guide contains summaries and notes for all of the chapters; detailed analysis of the themes, plot structure, and characters; important quotations and analysis; detailed analysis of symbolism, motifs, and imagery; a key facts summary; detailed analysis of the use of foreshadowing and irony; a multiple-choice quiz, and suggested book report ideas and essay topics.


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OVERALL ANALYSIS

 

CHARACTER ANALYSIS

 

John Conlan

At six foot tall and very handsome, extremely intelligent, but under-confident, John is lost in a world where he feels entirely out of place. He misbehaves at school and develops questionable friendships. His parents don’t understand him and his desire to be an actor, but through his friendship with Mr. Pignati, John gains insight into.............


Lorraine Jensen

She is a teenager who is deeply involved in adolescent anxiety and fears. She has little self-esteem because of her mother’s constant criticism and her own............

Mr. Pignati

Looking like Santa Claus, telling silly jokes, and playing silly games, this old man, who dies at the end, represents what life can become for many of us. He was happy as long as his.............


Lorraine’s Mother

This woman cannot break the walls of bitterness down. She was evidently at one time very happy with Lorraine’s father, but for..............

John’s Parents

John’s mother lives in complete denial. She hates the discord built up in their house because John is different and his father fights with him about his difference. She prefers to concentrate on the beautiful if cold home she has built and like the baboon’s cage, she is trapped in it. John’s father is very simply living in the cage of his career. He sells coffee commodities on the...........

Norton Kelly and Dennis Kobin

These two young men symbolize those young people who are doomed to failure. Their very natures indicate they will live lives that are.............

John and Lorraine’s Friends

These young people are all misfits and “losers” and are part of the story as a reflection of where John and Lorraine believe they.............

 

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