Lord Of The Flies Characters.

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English Note on Lord Of The Flies Characters., created by hodaanahmedmusa on 04/27/2013.

Created by hodaanahmedmusa over 6 years ago
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charismatic Protagonist (Leader or Main character) Fair hair, tall and athletic Represents order, civilisation, productive leadership At beginning of novel, presented as perfect and infallible (dependable) Wants to get rescued: sets about building huts and making a signal fire Democratically elected leader; has secure power and influence over the boys Strong commitment to morality and civilisation Cannot understand why boys would give in to blood lust and barbarism   Resists temptation later in novel to join Jack’s tribe: remains morally strong Attends Jack’s feast and experiences thrill of violence; participates in Simon’s killing Becomes an outcast “Cos I had some sense”

RALPH means 'Wold council' in OLD ENLGISH

Old English: Lord of the Land             Hebrew: ‘Jacob’ – One who takes overMerridew: Lord of the Place

Represents the rational side of civilisation of the adult world. Always tries to act according to an absolute set of standards Physically disadvantaged; overweight, asthma, short-sighted. Needs his glasses to see properly. OUTSIDER This makes Piggy very vulnerable, and he is taken advantage of, through Jack taking his glasses to light the fire with, and later stealing them out of spite and so he cannot see. This is when he develops a physical dependency on Ralph  Indirect, clever metaphor that his name Is ‘Piggy’ – his death is similar to that of a Pig’s, and is trying to show that the anger Jack and his tribe have towards pigs is channelled also into Piggy Continued references to Auntie and England demonstrate a dependency on adults and order Very intelligent, however no-one is willing to listen to his ideas, or they  are dismissed. Suggests a sundial, use of green branches, etc. Very mature, tries to keep everyone in order, only person who cares for the littluns [apart from Simon]

Piggy and the conch are destroyed together, symbolising the destruction of intelligence and authority on the island; so nothing is there to stop Jack gaining full control

 Leader of the choir and head boy at school, so a natural leader  However, he is a bully and disregards the health of Simon when he faints Strong willed egomaniac, instinct of savagery, violence, desire for power Fiery hair and ugly in appearance – represents hot-headed, unpleasant character Desires power above all things – furious when he loses the ‘election’ to Ralph, and continuously pushes boundaries as the subordinate of the group Gradually grows as a dictator, controlling and manipulating the hunters, however longs for total control and he becomes more barbaric, wild and cruel as the novel progresses Obsessed with hunting, devotes himself to the ‘task’ – gives in to bloodlust As his savagery grows, he gains more control over the group, until he resorts to torture to gain control of Samneric and the littluns Only wants rules in place so that he can punish those who break them; it soon becomes clear he does not care about the rules, or being civilised