The Pigman

– Analysis Of John Conlan Essay Research Paper

John Conlan is a main character in the book The Pigman. He

doesn’t act think and have a social reputation as many people might

think. He is a sophomore in high school. He is about six feet tall and has

blue eyes. He has long brown hair he’s skinny and many people think he

is handsome. His eyes are large and they are the kind that stares right

into you.

John drinks and smokes more than anybody (John’s best friend

Lorraine thinks). He also curses way too much in Lorraines eyes. She

thinks he acts bad because he craves attention because his family really

doesn’t care about him. He once as a freshman was nicknamed the

bathroom bomber because he set off bombs that would explode and go

every where in the boys bathroom. Once he got over that he organized a

fruit roll. On Wednesdays was when at his school they sold small rotten

apple he would tell everyone to buy one and in the class when he gave

the signal everyone would roll their apples toward the teacher.

John doesn’t like school all that much he gets very bored and never

wants to go.

John is not at all compassionate except for when he is around Lorraine.

He doesn’t care about how much he smokes and drinks. John is the kind

of kid who doesn’t care about anything and won’t mind taking money or

items that he shouldn’t have.

Lorraine believes that John has compassion deep inside of him.

She also believes that John family is the source problem of all his

problems. Most people think he is all trouble. Many people realize that

he drinks and smokes too much for his age.

John has a couple problems with how he acts how he feels and

what other people think about him. We will see if throughout the book

any of those problems become resolved and John becomes a better

person because of that.