The Pigman - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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John gives us a preliminary look at his past relationships with adults. He talks about Miss King, one of his teachers, who tries to be "hip." John sees right through her use of expressions that attempt to make her appear younger and more up-to-date with the students. He says one of the things he liked best about Mr. Pignati was that he didn't try to act like he wasn't behind the times. He called John and Lorraine "delightful" and John seems to really respect that candor, and that Pignati didn't try to be something he wasn't.

John talks about wanting to be an actor and says that Lorraine is going to be a famous writer. In discussing their differences, he says, "Lorraine remembers the big words, and I remember the action." He admits that he does distort the truth a bit...

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