From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
The Pigman

The Pigman


by Paul Zindel

Analysis: Narrator Point of View

Who is the narrator, can she or he read minds, and, more importantly, can we trust her or him?

First Person (Central Narrator)

The point of view in this novel is really interesting; John and Lorraine narrate alternate chapters and we get both of their perspectives. We also see each of the main characters described through the other's eyes: Lorraine, for instance, can be quite critical of John. If only one of them were narrating, we would have a much different story. The first-person point of view can also be limiting: would an omniscient narrator give us a different impression of John's father, for instance?

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...