Lord of the Flies

What does Ralph realize about Piggy? Why can't Piggy be leader?


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 Ralph realizes that Piggy "could go step by step inside that fat head of his, only Piggy was no chief." Piggy would always be an outsider because of his fat, asthma, and "matter of fact" ways. Piggy does not have the charisma, assertiveness, or respect of others to be chief.