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Lord of the Flies people and symbols from Carver studyguide

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Ralph
The elected leader who is mostly civilized and who ends up running for his life
Jack
The savage kid who cares only about hunting and killing
Piggy
The kid with all the ideas who ends up the outcast anyway
Simon
The truly good brave kid who realizes that they are the real beast to fear
Parachute man
"beast from air"--Smaneric saw it and the way it moved made them think it was alive
Glasses
Piggy's "specs" eventually are the source of power--used to make fire (Ralph uses it to make a signal fire, while Jack uses it for a cooking fire)
Conch
A symbol of the civilized side of the island, Piggy tries to hold onto it until the very end
scar
the mark on the island that plane left when it crashed
creepers
snakelike vines
naval officer
the man who rescues the boys at the end of the book
littluns
All the kids who treat the island like recess and never really help with anything
Roger
He throws rocks to miss at first and then aims one right at Piggy, causing his death
Castle Rock
Jack's "castle" the place where Jack has all the power and everyone listens to him
Samneric
Twins who follow Ralph and Simon and end up captured by Jack's tribe
Dictatorship
type of government that Jack uses to take power
Democracy
the type of government used to decide Ralph as leader (everyone voted)
Percival
youngest littlun who wants to go home and eventually can't remember his phone number
Savages
what the boys turn into (animal-like)
Beast
This really was what was inside the boys - their savage potential - but the kids think it is really the parachute man.
Lord of the Flies
A pig's head on a stick - a sacrifice to the "beast"
the boy with the mulberry bithmark
the boy who gets lost/dies first, he gets lost when the big forest fire happens