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  1. 1. The Lord of the Flies Characters, Symbols and Summaries
  2. 2. The Lord of the Flies Character List <ul><li>Ralph- “fair”, “gold”, the group’s leader that represents civilization and order </li></ul><ul><li>Piggy- “fat”, “pink”, the intellectual that represents reason and intelligence </li></ul><ul><li>Jack- “ready to anger”, “black” leader of the choir boys that shows animalistic tendencies </li></ul><ul><li>Simon- “fainted”, “giggling” represents innocence </li></ul><ul><li>Simon and Eric- (twins), “grinning” </li></ul><ul><li>The Lord of the Flies- </li></ul><ul><li>Roger- “dark”, “slight”, “alone” represents cruelty </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Lord of the Flies Symbols List <ul><li>The Conch </li></ul><ul><li>The “Scar” </li></ul><ul><li>Piggy’s Glasses </li></ul><ul><li>The Signal Fire </li></ul><ul><li>The Beast </li></ul><ul><li>The Lord of the Flies </li></ul>
  4. 4. Chapter 1 <ul><li>Fair Ralph and chubby Piggy meet each other after the crash </li></ul><ul><li>They find a conch and decide to blow it to call other survivors </li></ul><ul><li>Many boys come and one boy, Jack, comes with his group of choir boys, dressed in black </li></ul><ul><li>They decide to have an election and Ralph wins, to the dismay of Jack </li></ul><ul><li>Ralph appoints Jack head of choir boys, “the hunters” </li></ul><ul><li>They investigate the island and come across a pig- Jack can’t kill it </li></ul>
  5. 5. Chapter 2 <ul><li>They have a meeting and decide that, to be rescued, they need to set a signal fire </li></ul><ul><li>A “littleun” comes in and says he saw a “snake-thing” or a “beastie” and the older boys say it was a nightmare </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone works together to set the fire using Piggy’s glasses but it gets out of hand </li></ul><ul><li>They have a second meeting and Piggy tries to talk reason into the group and say that they need shelters and not wild fires </li></ul><ul><li>They realize the littleun that saw the beastie is missing </li></ul>
  6. 6. Chapter 3 <ul><li>Jack hunts a pig but doesn’t find it </li></ul><ul><li>He runs into Ralph and Simon building shelters </li></ul><ul><li>Ralph and Jack argue about work- Ralph says he does everything while the hunters go off and swim and play </li></ul><ul><li>Jack gets wrapped up in killing a pig and makes Ralph angry </li></ul><ul><li>Simon goes off an his own and finds a beautiful, secluded spot and sits in it </li></ul>
  7. 7. Chapter 4 <ul><li>The days go by and the littleuns have nightmares- their lives are separate from the older boys, who torment them and smash their sandcastles </li></ul><ul><li>Roger hides and throws stones at a boy to tease him but is careful to not hit him- still abiding by society’s rules </li></ul><ul><li>Jack puts on a mask and goes wild about killing a pig </li></ul><ul><li>Ralph sees a ship on the horizon and gets furious when he sees that the hunters have not kept the fire going </li></ul>
  8. 8. Chapter 4 Cont <ul><li>The hunters come back chanting and Jack is excited about killing a pig </li></ul><ul><li>Piggy complains and Jack slaps him, breaking his glasses </li></ul><ul><li>Jack takes responsibility for the fire but grows to resent Ralph </li></ul><ul><li>They roast the pig and Jack refuses Piggy meat, but Simon gives Piggy his share </li></ul><ul><li>Ralph walks down to the beach to call a meeting </li></ul>
  9. 9. Chapter 5 <ul><li>Ralph calls the meeting and yells at the group for how they’ve gotten out of control- they don’t follow any rules or help out in any way </li></ul><ul><li>A littleun says he saw the monster, and that it could hide in the water, causing panic </li></ul><ul><li>Jack and his hunters say they will find it and kill and go off dancing and chanting </li></ul><ul><li>Ralph doesn’t call the boys back on the conch again to save its power </li></ul><ul><li>The boys staying with Ralph tell him that the group needs his leadership </li></ul><ul><li>They hear a littleun crying down the beach </li></ul>
  10. 10. Chapter 6 <ul><li>Planes fight over the island and a dead parachutist drops into the trees, moving with the wind </li></ul><ul><li>Sam and Eric see the body and think it’s the beast and tell Ralph, who calls a meeting </li></ul><ul><li>They search the island and find a spot with caves, Ralph and Jack start getting along again </li></ul><ul><li>The other boys start playing and Ralph reminds them about their jobs </li></ul><ul><li>The other boys grudgingly obey </li></ul>
  11. 11. Chapter 7 <ul><li>The boys decide to hunt on the way back from their expedition </li></ul><ul><li>They come across a boar and get into a hunting frenzy, Ralph included </li></ul><ul><li>The boys get into a fury and reenact the chase with a boy from the group, stabbing and beating him </li></ul><ul><li>Jack says next time they should “play” with a littleun </li></ul><ul><li>Ralph, Jack and Roger hunt the beast and see the parachutist and think it is the beast and run back to the group to warn them </li></ul>
  12. 12. Chapter 8 <ul><li>Jack runs down and blows the conch for a meeting </li></ul><ul><li>He says that Ralph is a coward and shouldn’t be the leader, the other boys disagree and Jack storms off and says anyone can join him </li></ul><ul><li>Ralph is depressed and Piggy cheers him up by suggesting they build a new fire on the beach- some boys help but a lot of them go off with Jack and Piggy says they are better off </li></ul><ul><li>Jack’s tribe kills a pig and mutilates the body- they put the head on a pike as an offering to the beast </li></ul>
  13. 13. Chapter 8 Cont <ul><li>They come down to Ralph’s group and say they can join the feast and join the tribe </li></ul><ul><li>Simon goes off to his special place and finds the head- it talks to him as the “Lord of the flies” and says that he can’t escape the beast because it is in all men </li></ul><ul><li>The head also tells Simon that it will have some “fun” with him and Simon faints </li></ul><ul><li>“ There isn’t anyone to help you. Only me. And I’m the Beast. . . . Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill!” </li></ul>
  14. 14. Chapter 9 <ul><li>Simon finds the parachutist and realizes it is not the beast </li></ul><ul><li>He brings the parachute to Jack to tell him that the beast isn’t real </li></ul><ul><li>Ralph and Piggy go to the feast at Jack’s to maintain order- Jack is treated like a king and waited on by his followers </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone gets into a frenzy dancing and chanting, even Ralph and Piggy </li></ul><ul><li>Simon comes up with the parachute but the boys think he is the beast and kill him, his body is washed away along with the parachutist’s- everyone screams and runs away </li></ul>
  15. 15. Chapter 10 <ul><li>Ralph and Piggy feel remorse about Simon </li></ul><ul><li>Almost all of the boys have joined Jack- they live on the Mountain called Castle Rock and Jack rules like a king </li></ul><ul><li>Boys are punished harshly, tortured and beaten </li></ul><ul><li>Jack makes the boys believe that the beast is still out there </li></ul><ul><li>Jack tells Maurice and Roger to raid Ralph’s camp </li></ul><ul><li>Jack’s tribe attacks Ralph’s camp and steals Piggy’s glasses- the power to make fire </li></ul>
  16. 16. Chapter 11 <ul><li>The next morning everything seems hopeless, so Ralph and Piggy decide to go out to Jack’s to try to make him see reason </li></ul><ul><li>Jack sees Ralph and demands him to leave and Ralph demands Piggy’s glasses </li></ul><ul><li>Jack doesn’t listen to Ralph and orders for Samneric to be tied up </li></ul><ul><li>Ralph lunges at Jack and they fight </li></ul><ul><li>Piggy tries to remind them of the importance of rules and order and Roger rolls a rock down the hill, killing Piggy and breaking the conch </li></ul><ul><li>Ralph escapes and Roger and Jack torture Samneric </li></ul>
  17. 17. Chapter 12 <ul><li>“ Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart, and the fall through the air of a true, wise friend called Piggy.” </li></ul><ul><li>Ralph is now being hunted by Jack and on the run- he finds the LOTF and knocks it over and takes the pike as a weapon </li></ul><ul><li>He sneaks to Jack’s camp and tries to talk to Samneric but they can’t help him </li></ul><ul><li>Jack’s tribe comes after him and he fights them off until he makes it to the beach </li></ul><ul><li>Ralph collapses and sees a Naval Officer looking over him </li></ul>
  18. 18. Chapter 12 Cont <ul><li>The Officer finds out about what has happened on the island and wonders how British boys could have thrown out all sense of order and civilization so quickly </li></ul><ul><li>Ironically, the fire set by Jack to kill Ralph is the fire that got the attention of the Officer and ends up saving him </li></ul><ul><li>Ralph cries at the end over everything that has happened </li></ul>