Bobo the baboon apparently died of pneumonia. After Mr. Pignati comes home from the hospital to find his house trashed because of a party John and Lorraine threw there, the two teenagers feel terrible and want to make amends.
The Pigman also loses his best friend Bobo. His death at the zoo was too much for this man, resulting in a heart attack that killed him. With his death, the children lost their dear friend, but also their innocence.
Bobo, the baboon at the zoo, has become Mr. Pignati’s best friend since the death of his wife Conchetta. Despite being vicious and mean, Bobo is always happy to see Mr. Pignati and his peanuts.
Mr. Pignati dies on the floor of the monkey house in the zoo. Lorraine blames John and himself for his death, screaming “We murdered him!” John says he “wanted to yell at her, to tell her that [Mr. Pignati] has nothing to do with children.”
Chapter 15 of The Pigman is the final chapter of the book and focuses on John’s reaction to the dead body of Mr. Pignati. We see, for the first time, a sustained glimpse of a John who is selfless and all too aware of his own mortality.
Both John and Lorraine are responsible for his death. Although John is the most responsible because he is careless, manipulative and irresponsible. One reason John is responsible for Mr. Pignati’s death is his negligence.
Terms used in this sentence (5) Lorraine’s father left Lorraine and her mother. A few years later her father died.
Why doesn’t Lorraine like Baron Park Zoo? She feels sorry for the animals because the zoo keepers don’t take good care of the animals. Lorraine refers to three omens as she enters the zoo.
Bobo the baboon in the zoo is a symbol for the old man. Pigman’s collection of pigs in the small room represents memories of the happiness he used to have with his wife. The 3 monkeys in the animal section represent the relationship between John, Lorraine and the Pigman.
John Conlan is handsome troublemaker. He drinks, smokes, argues with his parents. Describing John, Lorrain says, “He pretends he doesn’t care and he’s always ready for a rude remark, but if you ask me any real animosity he has is directed at himself .”
The three start playing tag with their roller skates. As Mr. Pignati chases John up the stairs, he has a heart attack and is taken to the hospital in an ambulance.
Mr. Pignati and his wife started the collection when he jokingly gave her a ceramic pig as a pun on his name. Mr. Pignati and Conchetta never had children, and perhaps that’s why he’s so excited to take Lorraine and John to the zoo, go shopping with them, and generally treat them like his children.
By Paul Zindel
Lorraine blames John for Mr. Pignati’s heart attack and tells him he shouldn’t have walked up the stairs with Mr. Pignati. They tell the hospital staff that they are his children and visit Mr.
It reminds her of a kitten she once saw attacking a rubber ball. She thought at the time that it was practicing for the time it might have to kill to survive and that eventually gaming would become destruction.
Lorraine had viciously asked if he really cared for the Pigman, and now John tells us he did. He finds that Lorraine doesn’t know him as well as she thinks, and that telling the truth all the time just isn’t his style.
John’s last comment is a metaphor for how people also build emotional cages that prevent them from living their lives fully and being happy.