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Lord of the Flies Characters
Meet the Cast
Ralph is like the school president, football quarterback, and prom king all rolled into one, 12-year-old package. (We're thinking a young Leonardo Dicaprio.) He's the first lost boy we meet, and he...
For Jack, the island is like the best summer vacation ever. He gets to swear, play war games, hunt things, and paint his face—all without any grownups around to send him to his room for accidenta...
The first time we see Simon, he's fainting, and things go downhill from there. From passing out to throwing up to hallucinating to getting bloody noses, Simon is a walking mess. But he's anything b...
Piggy starts off as the group's outcast and ends up smashed to an untimely death by a large rock. But what happens along the way of this tragic character arc? Ass-MarPiggy is one of the first chara...
Roger is totally that kid on the playground who used to torture ants with a magnifying glass. He's bad news going all the way back to when we first meet him, a "slight" and "furtive" boy with "an i...
Sam and Eric
Piggy tries, but even he can't manage to keep Sam and Eric straight: "Which is Eric-? You? No—you're Sam—" (1). For most of the novel, the boys are simply "Samneric." (Is anyone surprised that...
Poor Percival. We first hear about him when we learn that the littluns are not so much taken care of as downright neglected by the older boys. Percival can't handle it. He crawls into a shelter and...
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