Lord of the Flies is a novel written by William Golding in 1950s. The story is set on a deserted tropical island where a plane carrying a group of English schoolboys crashed.
The book begins with an introduction of the protagonist. Therefore, when the boy with fair hair lowers himself down the last few feet of rock and begins to pick his way towards the lagoon (1) we are about to meet Ralph. He is athletic and charismatic which is presumably the main reason why he is elected the leader of the boys at the beginning of the novel. When he finds out that there are not any adults on the island, he is excited at first which can be seen in the book when “the delight of a realized ambition overcame him. In the middle of the scar he stood on his head and grinned…” (2). However, later on, he realizes they are indeed alone in this. He sticks to the rules and morality. Moreover, he is the main representative of order, civilization, and society in the novel. While the other boys are not concerned about any work, Ralph tries to do everything he can for their rescue.
The first person Ralph meets on the stranded island is a whiny, chubby but also very smart boy who introduces himself as Piggy. While exploring the beach and the surroundings together, they find a conch shell and use it as a trumpet to call and summon all the other boys from the plane. After blowing through the shell the boys start to appear and gather on the beach. There is a boy choir led by an older boy named Jack. Jack Merridew is a strong-willed, egomaniacal, and a born leader. He is described as “tall, thin, and bony; and his hair was red beneath the black cap. His face was crumpled and freckled, and ugly without silliness. Out of this face stared two light blue eyes, frustrated now, and turning, or ready to turn, to anger” (16). He is the representative of their inner savagery; moreover, he is an antithesis to Ralph.
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