A character study of lord of the flies by william golding

Hunting develops the savagery that already ran close to his surface, making him "ape-like" as he prowls through the jungle. But this knowledge also enables him to cast down the Lord of the Flies at the end of the novel.

He talked to [the transparencies], urging them, ordering them The other boys mistake him as a nefarious supernatural omen, "The Beast. Moreover, Simon possesses innate wisdom and insightfulness.

But Jack soon becomes obsessed with hunting and devotes himself to the task, painting his face like a barbarian and giving himself over to bloodlust.

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When Jack realizes his school titles are irrelevant on the island, he decides to follow his own brutal instincts and do as he pleases. Piggy Despite being overweight, awkward, and asthmatic, Piggy is the most intelligent boy on the island. Ralph's loss of verbal ability bodes ill for the group because his authority lies in the platform, the symbol of collective governance and problem solving where verbal communication is the primary tool.

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Piggy is not his real name that is never revealed but instead a nickname given to him by his schoolmates to tease him. Simon also suffers from fainting spells, hallucinations, nosebleeds, and vomiting.

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During a mean-spirited prank conducted by Roger, Henry becomes the central object. When Ralph hunts a boar for the first time, however, he experiences the exhilaration and thrill of bloodlust and violence.

Simon also holds the key to their salvation, the knowledge, that they hear from him, that the beast is no more than a dead man. Having started with a schoolboy's romantic attitude toward anticipated "adventures" on the island, Ralph eventually loses his excitement about their independence and longs for the comfort of the familiar.

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The Lord of the Flies William Golding Character Analysis