LORD OF THE FLIES CHARACTERS

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LORD OF THE FLIES CHARACTERS by Mind Map: LORD OF THE FLIES CHARACTERS

1. RALPH

1.1. Description

1.1.1. Charismatic original leader who wants order. He is described as being blond and built like a boxer. He spends most of his time figuring out different ways to get off the island.

1.1.2. While tempted by savagery, he ends up being the only boy who doesn't join Ralph's tribe.

1.2. Significance

1.2.1. Represents the small hint of order and civility that is present on the island and left over from society.

2. JACK

2.1. Description

2.1.1. Skinny build, red hair, and freckled face. Leads the hunters in his own tribe. First to kill a living thing. Rebels against order and is more focused on improving life on the island than getting off of it. Leads the "kill the beast" game in which Simon is Killed. Beats up Piggy in the beginning.

2.1.2. First to become savage.

2.2. Significance

2.2.1. Represents greed in general and the desire of power that is visible in all aspects of society.

3. ROGER

3.1. Description

3.1.1. Small boy with shaggy black hair. Mean, violent, cruel. Enjoys torturing the other kids.

3.1.2. Part of Jack's tribe of hunters. Kills Piggy. His extreme violence even shocks Jack.

3.2. Significance

3.2.1. Roger enjoys seeing pain and killing things. He represents the complete lack of goodness or pure intentions in society. He is evil.

4. SIMON

4.1. Description

4.1.1. Youngest of the big kids. Has a positive outlook on life. Is quiet but wise.

4.1.2. Goes to look for water after becoming delirious and comes across the pig head. He has a conversation with the pig head which reveals the true nature of the beast, meaning that it is inside of each boy. He then stumbles up the mountain to find the fallen pilot. When he goes to tell the others that the beast is not real, they claw his skin and eyes until he lays dead on the beach in a pile of blood.

4.2. Significance

4.2.1. The manifestation a goodness, innocence, and civility. His death marks the loss of humanity and completion of the savagery transformation.

5. PIGGY

5.1. Description

5.1.1. Stubborn, Intellectual, short, fat, whinny (annoying)

5.1.2. Part of Ralph's tribe. Killed by Roger. His only importance to the tribe is his glasses which can be used to create fire. Has asthma. Really worried about the conch.

5.2. Significance

5.2.1. Represents intellect, democracy, rationalism, and laziness.

6. SAM N ERIC

6.1. Description

6.1.1. Two twins who are part of Ralph's tribe but are than captured and force to switch sides. First to see the beast.

6.1.2. Recognized as one person although they are just twins.

6.2. Significance

6.2.1. Represent well intentioned members of society who play by the rules but still have some inner savagery.

7. NAVAL OFFICER

7.1. Description

7.1.1. Appears in the last chapter of the book to rescue the boys off the island

7.1.2. Points a gun a them

7.1.3. Signifigance

7.1.3.1. Shows that adults hold some sort of savagery in the civil world as well.

8. MAURICE

8.1. Description

8.1.1. One of the older boys in Jack's tribe

8.1.2. Feels guilty towards the beginning but becomes a "full savage" towards chapter 10.

8.1.3. Significance

8.1.3.1. He is more protected a society's mask at first bu then succumbs to his real human nature.

9. PERCIVAL

9.1. Description

9.1.1. Smallest of the littluns.

9.1.2. First presents the idea that the beast might come from the sea. He cries a lot. Moves to Jack's tribe towards the end.

9.1.3. Significance

9.1.3.1. Percival is there to remind the readers that the savages who have lost all humanity and are killing living things are still kids.

10. THE BEAST

10.1. Description

10.1.1. The beast is a strange creature that the littluns claim to have seen. In fact, it is just a dead war pilot who got shot down and killed.

10.1.2. Manifested by the rotting pig's head that Simon finds when he is delirious.

10.1.3. Significance

10.1.3.1. The beast signifies the savagery in all of the boys. As more time is spent on the island the kid's savagery appears just as the pig's head rots and gets more and more vocal.