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Lord of the Flies
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 JackŁs “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
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
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
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