Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies

Character Analysis:

Ralph: main character- Ralph is the narrator
of the story.

Jack: Jack is Ralph main enemy in the
story. He leads the hunters.

Piggy: Piggy is the smart one of the group.

Simon: He is my favorite character in
the story. He is viewed as the Christ-figure and interprets the mysteries
of the island.

Roger: Roger is Jack’s "sidekick" and
is a vicious murderer at heart.

Sam and Eric: The twins stick close to

Ralph until they are forced to join the hunters. Their main job is to watch
the signal fire.

The littluns: The littluns are basically
the younger boys and ride the bandwagon.

The two boys Ralph and Piggy meet each
other in a thick jungle and discover that they crashed in an airplane and
are stranded. They also learn that there are no adults present on the island
and that none of the adults survived the crash.

As they approach a beach, they find an
enormous conch shell. Piggy gives the conch a little toot and summons the
rest of the boys on the island to the beach. The boys assemble and elect

Ralph as the leader. Ralph then assigns the Choir, led by Jack, to be the
hunters.

Then Jack, Ralph, and Simon set out to
explore the island. Near the end of their journey, they encounter a wild
pig. Jack tries to kill it, but is unsuccessful.

When the explorers get back, a meeting
is held. The explorers explain that the island is deserted but there is
enough food to keep them alive. Jack and the hunters promise to supply
meat. Ralph makes a rule that whoever is in possession of the conch shell
is allowed to speak. Ralph proposes the idea of a signal fire to alert
passing ships of their presence. All the boys agree and everybody rushes
to the hilltop to start a fire. The fire sparks the gathered wood into
a blaze. One of the boys is reported missing but none of the boys will
admit to the likelihood of an accident.

Everyone is hard at work the next day,
either building huts or hunting. Soon the younger boys loose interest and
go off to play. A meeting is called and the boys come up with some new
ideas and talk about problems. Meanwhile jack wanders off and enjoys the
peace and quiet.

Soon the boys get into a rhythm of everyday
life. In the morning is the best time for activity because it is cool and
quiet. Afternoons are associated with napping. Some of the littluns are
suffering from diarrhea from eating too much fruit.

While Ralph and Piggy sit on the beach
they notice a ship on the horizon, and are horrified to see that the signal
fire has gone out. The boys rush to the hilltop to try to get it going
again but it is too late. Jack and the hunters who were in charge of the
fire were nowhere to be found. Ralph scolds Jack about the fire and he
apologizes though he does not really care.

Another meeting is called at the familiar
place and Ralph reprimands them about their irresponsibility. Then the
subject of the so called "beast" comes up. Ralph and Piggy try to give
an explanation but it has no effect. Eventually chaos spreads though the
crowd and the run off led by Jack, and Ralph is thoroughly agitated.

That night, an air battle is going on and
a dead pilot, with a parachute, lands next to the signal fire where Sam
and Eric have fallen asleep. They are awakened and are terrified by the
shadows and the body. The twins scramble down to the beach where a group
has assembled, and they tell the story with farfetched details.

A team of explorers is sent to investigate.

They discover new land and plan what they will do with it, but Ralph reminds
them of their mission and they continue. As they approach the hilltop,

Jack accuses Ralph of being chicken and starts up by himself. They are
frightened by what they see and spread even more panic with their report.

Jack decides to hold a meeting and announces
the threat of the beast and take a vote to overthrow Ralph. Nobody else
agrees and Jack runs off alone in embarrassment. Soon the fire is rebuilt
and Ralph notices some of the boys have gone to join Jack. He is concerned.

Jack and his group have captured another
boar and are preparing it to be eaten, and they cut off its head and mount
it on a pole as