Characters in Lord of the Flies GCSE REVISION Ralph Ralph is a natural leader He seems sensible but fun He is the only “good” survivor Links to the Conch He is Democratic Becomes a man His name is derived from Old English word for "wolf council" O “there was a mildness about his mouth and eyes that proclaimed no devil." O “golden hair” O His emotional stability decreases until he cries for the first time at the end of the book. O O O O O O O Jack O Leader of the choir O He is an obvious bully O Jealous of Ralph and the fact that he was O O O O O chosen to be leader over him He is hungry for power Ginger and freckled, not as physically attractive as Ralph, is this why he covers his face with paint? Obsessive, with hunting especially. Becomes a beast by the end of the book. Name means ‘lord of the land’ in Old English or could be derived from the Hebrew name Jacob which literally means "one who takes over“ Piggy O Piggy is destined to die from the start. You could O O O O O O O O argue this because of the “survival of the fittest” theory. He has physical disadvantages because he is fat, asthmatic and is short sighted. Without his glasses, everything becomes a blur. Piggy is the wisest character. He displays a feminine voice as he looks after the littleuns’ and seems to be the only one who cares about them. He acts much more maturely that the other boys He is the second boy that we see die. He is unwanted He is an obvious outsider Ralph only realises what a true friend Piggy was at the end of the book. Roger O Roger emerges gradually in the O O O O O O book Is he evil? he murders Piggy Name means ‘good with spear’ in Old English He is cruel. He deliberately spoils the littluns' games. Later, he relishes sharpening a stick at both ends with which to kill Ralph. But… When throwing stones at the littleuns’ he deliberately misses, this shows a good side of Roger. Simon O Prophetic and Jesus-like O He is Different: O Ralph says "He's queer. He's funny." Piggy says O O O O O "He's cracked". Hebrew name "Shim'on" means "one who listens or observes" Simon is at one with nature He is scared because he knows what will happen. First boy we see die Simon's close relationship with nature seems to carry on even after he is dead: " The waves turned the corpse gently in the water. ... Softly, surrounded by a fringe of bright inquisitive creatures, itself a silver shape beneath the steadfast constellations, Simon's dead body moved out towards the open sea".