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William Golding

He was born in 1911.

He was a lieutenant in the navy during World War 2.

He was appalled when he found out the conditions that prisoners of war
faced in captivity.

He realised that if humans were in a certain situation, everyone is
capable of evil, savage…

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Ugly: He has red hair and is tall, thin and bony. "His face was crumpled
and freckled, and ugly without silliness". His fiery hair and his ugly
appearance give us clues to his fiery, ugly character.

Power Hungry: When we first meet him he bosses the choir around

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Mature: He has the most mature attitude of any boy on the island. He
scornfully sees the other boys "Acting like a crowd of kids".

Clever: Piggy often advises Ralph with solutions to problems and
assists him when he has trouble thinking. He also realises that they
should take note…


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