Lord of the Flies Characters

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Ralph

  • Attractive
  • Sensible, Civilised "eyes that proclaimed no devil", "convulsion of the mind" over uncleanliness
  • Good leader "there was a stillness about Ralph as he sat that marked him out"
  • Brave "I'll go"
  • Sometimes gets carried away in hunt "the desire to squeeze and hurt was over-mastering"
  • Outcast at end "cos I had some sense"
  • Most physically powerful "you could see he might make a boxer"
  • Symbolises law, government and civil society
  • Forms democracy
  • Blows conch
  • Lights signal fire
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Jack

  • Ugly "his face was...ugly without silliness"
  • Proud, arrogant
  • Power-hungry "see? They do what I want"
  • Hunting "all you can think about is pig, pig, pig"
  • Doesn't care for rules "******** to the rules! We're strong - we hunt!","we don't need the conch"
  • Splits group
  • Paints on mask
  • Hunts down Ralph
  • Represents unbridled savagery and desire for power
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Roger

  • At first, "slight" and "furtive"
  • "The shock of black hair, down his nape and low on his forehead, seemed to suit his gloomy face and make what had seemed at first unsociable remoteness in to something foreboding."
  • Loner, uncommunicative
  • Cruel
  • Executioner "carried death in his hands"
  • Represents the sadist
  • Kills Piggy
  • Throws rocks at littl'uns
  • Sharpens stick at both ends
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Piggy

  • Intelligent
  • Does not speak gramatically accurately (lower class so cannot be a leader?)
  • Kind and considerate to littl'uns
  • Mature "acting like a crowd of kids"
  • Pragmatic
  • Civilised
  • "the true, wise friend called Piggy"
  • Feeds ideas to Ralph
  • Represents science and intellect
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Simon

  • "a skinny, vivid little boy, with a glance coming up from under a hut of straight hair that hung down, black and coarse"
  • Altruistic
  • At one with nature "a secret place in a clearing full of flowers and butterflies"
  • Discovers truth about beast
  • Talks to 'Lord of the Flies'
  • Symbolizes morality, sometimes thought of as Christ
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