S: THE PIGMAN by: Paul zindel
BC: The End
FC: THE PIGMAN
1: John Conlan : A sophomore at a New York City High School. He is dissatisfied with his life and misbehaves in interesting ways trying to give meaning to his own existence. He has great potential, and wants to become an actor. | Angelo Pignati : Living alone and unloved when John and Lorraine make his acquaintance through a silly telephone prank. Just as he offers his friendship, without judgement , John and Lorraine offer him the same. His tragic death will be a tremendous learning experience for John and Lorraine. | Lorraine Jensen : Has an extreme lack of confident , she is known to be John's alter-ego. Lives with a mother who only knows how to criticize, so her relationship with the Pigman becomes very important to her self-esteem. Her greatest desire is to become a writer. | Lorraine's mother : Very angry with what life has dealt her, Lorraine's mother finds no comfort in her daughter and builds hatred for men. She contributes to Lorraine's self-esteem with her constant criticism. She's very bitter, and sympathetic. | Johns parents : His mother is obsessed with their house; its furnishings, its cleanliness. His father uses his job as the stock exchange. They don't understand John because he's not willing to change for the better. | Norton Kelly : John describes him as a "berserker". He has very bad traits, and willing to hurt anyone, or anything, to get what he wants. He helps contribute to Mr.Pignati's final illness because he broke many of the pig figunings looking for money and he had also stole from him. | Dennis Kobin : Hangs out with Norton. Denis is perhaps mildly retarded or at least slow. Rather than being a leader, he chooses to be a follower. He is a danger to the relationship John and Lorraine have with the Pigman. | John and Lorraine's friends : All of the people who John and Lorraine knew at their high school, and had partied with. John judges them all as having some kind of problem or another that makes them have difficulties adjusting to society. | CHARACTERS*
2: lorraine and her mother , aren't very much alike. The relationship between Lorraine and her mother is very unhealthy. Her mother frequently tells her to stay home from school to clean their apartment commenting to Lorraine that the school isn't teaching her anything anyway.
5: Angelo Pignati, known as the pigman, is a lonely, and slightly a disturbed man. He is willing to make friends with John and Lorraine, and treats them well as if they were his own son and daughter. At the same time, he realizes that he needs them. Mr.Pignati is vulnerable in many ways ; more vulnerable than John and Lorraine. Since he spends so much time with it is through his friendship with them that he can revisit his childhood years.
6: Johns and his family don't really talk much. His father is a very stressed out man. He has an incredibly stressful job as a stock exchange, where he works with johns brother, Kenny. John's mother deals with the tension between John and his father by either ignoring it or suggesting John goes to a friends house, so as not to aggrevate his father.
7: John is arrogant, insolent, conceited, overly confident and believes that he's superior to others.
8: All things grow better with love.
9: John and Lorraine first met when they were on the bus. At first John was irritating but eventually made Lorraine laugh. Lorraine sees that John has many attractive qualities, she also knows that John has traits that are far from attractive. Deep down John also has feelings for Lorraine he just doesn't show it at times.
10: relationship bewtween pignatti and lorraine | relationship between pignatti and john
11: facts about mr.pignatti and lorraine and john
12: Lorraine's view towards Dennis and Norton at the beginning of the chapter is somewhat tempered, she refers them as "really disturbed boys", and calls Norton a "social outcast. | John's view towards his friends is that Norton is | john towards the friends he hangs out with | Lorraine towards her/johns friends