The Pigman Vocabulary

Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

''The Pigman'' by Paul Zindel is a novel about a unique relationship that forms between two teenagers from dysfunctional homes and a lonely widower. In this lesson, we will review vocabulary from the story.

Actions Have Consequences

The Pigman by Paul Zindel, in a novel about some teenage students who befriend a lonely, elderly man after meeting him through a prank phone call. They are surprised to find that he is fun, welcoming, and interesting. They enjoy spending time with him. However, things turn get out of control quickly when Mr. Pignati has a heart attack. John and Lorraine are slow to learn that there are consequences for their actions. The story is written as a memorial to Mr. Pignati, containing word choices that span generations. Let's take a closer look at some of the terms you will run across in The Pigman.


Below are some terms from The Pigman:

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