Lord Of The Flies Characters (Ralph (Key Events (Uses the conch to summon…
Lord Of The Flies Characters
Uses the conch to summon other survivors
Builds a fire to help the boys get rescued
Attempts to build shelters for younger boys
Raises issues to aid survival and rescues
Shows courage,exploring a part of the island where the other boys think the beast may lurk
Hunted by the savages and is saved by the naval officer
'There was a mildness about his mouth and eyes that proclaimed no devil'
Suggests that Ralph has no hidden depth or unhealthy character triaits
'Don't you understand, Piggy? The things we did-'
Shares blame for Simon's death
'New understanding that Piggy had given him'
Understands that Piggy's attributes are to be admired
'They'll see our smoke'
The fire is his main priority to get rescued
Ralph is cruel and dismissive of Piggy but doesn't share Jack's malice.
Decides the choir will be hunters
Snatches Piggy's glasses to make
Kills a pig and organises a chant and dance to celebrate the pig's death
Disregard for rules
When Ralph is re-elected as chief, Jack runs off
Becomes are cruel leader of his tribe
'This was the voice of one who knew his own mind'
Jack is someone that does not obey
Jack had a 'compulsion to track down and kill that was swallowing him up'
Represent a savage and the primeval instinct to hunt and kill
'Do our dance! Come on! dance!'
Turns from hunting pigs into people(Simon)
'the mask was a thing on its own, behind which Jack hid, liberated from shame and self-consciousness'
When painted, Jack feels he can act as he wishes. The mask makes him act in an extreme or evil way
We are meant too dislike Jack because his sinister and anachronistic way
The first boy to meet Ralph
The first to suggest he and Ralph have 'to do something'
Suggests the conch is used is used to 'call the others' and 'Have a meeting'
Suggests the only fear on the island should be the fear 'of people'
Tells Ralph he will carry the conch to Castle Rock and confront Jack
Killed by a giant rock released by Roger
'He was shorter than the fair boy and very fat'
Piggy's size sets him apart from the other boys and makes him different
'Piggy was an outsider, not only by accent, which did not matter, but by fat, and ass-mar, and specs, and a certain disinclination for manual labour'
He was immediately bullied and he had little favour when survival on a desert island
'them that haven't no common sense'
Shows Piggy is intelligent but uneductaed
'We could find out how to make a small hot fire and then put green branches on to make smoke'
Piggy can solve problems using rational thought
Has a fainting fit as Jack leads his choir along the beach
Joins Ralph and Jack to explore parts of the island
Goes off alone into the jungle
Gives his piece of meat to Piggy
'Communictaes' with the 'Lord of the Flies' and loses consciousness
discovers the dead parachutist and is killed when he comes to tell the boys the truth about the beast
'batty', 'queer'. 'funny', 'cracked'
Spends time alone and is prome to fainting fits
'What's the dirtiest thing there is?'
Understands that 'the beast' is not real but lacks the necessary language skills to express it
'The beast was harmless and horrible'
Simon is intelligent enough to understand the beast(dead parachutist)
'In Simon's right temple, a pulse began to beat on the brain'
He has considerable strong brain but his body is frail(vulnerable)
Simon is often regarded as Jesus
who confronts 'Lord of the Flies'
You don't know Roger, He's a terror'
Shows that Jack is more evil than Jack
'Roger advanced upon them as one wielding a nameless authority'
Roger is who administers torure
While Jack would show remorse, Roger doesn't show any when killing Piggy and would happily stick his head on a stick
Roger is the most evil(kills Piggy without remorse)