Characters: Name & Age: Relationship to other characters: Personality traits: Brady – 13 years-old Main character Typical teenage boy, knows right from wrong, loves his parents and dog, enjoys the water he lives by Digger – 13 years-old Friend of Brady Tough guy, father is abusive and he shows some signs of wanting to control others, wants to be a Navy Seal J.T. – 13 years-old Friend of Brady Somewhat weaker personality, does whatever Digger tells him to do, loves
Major Characters Ralph Ralph is a twelve year old boy and plays a as a natural leader in the novel. He is described as being tall, blonde, and attractive. He plays as the protagonist against Jack. Ralph’s motive throughout this novel is to keep the fire going in order for the boys to get rescued and go back to civilization. He brings out his leadership skills by creating a plan of who’s in charge of what and what to do.
He is then described as a “well built, healthy-looking boy of about eighteen, with the very new uniform of a second lieutenant”. The emphasis on the condition of his uniform represents the fact that he has been thrown in on the front line straight away, and that he has had no, or little, experience in battle before. He is also said to “look round, a little bewildered” which suggests he is shocked at the conditions of the trenches and the reality of what war is like along the Western Front is
In the book The Lord of the Flies, Piggy is a clever boy, but he is a victim too. For as long as he has been on the island he has done nothing but try and do everything he can so that everybody can survive off the island. For example, he gave up a piece of his glasses so the boys could make fire for multiple reasons. He is an important character in the book because he can have ideas that the boys need in order to survive on the island. Since he is an intelligent boy, maybe he can figure something out so that they boys and him can survive better on the island, instead of doing things that they need at the moment and do things that will be better for them in the future.
2/6/10 English 9 Honors Lord of the Flies Thesis The Truth In William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies a group of school boys from England are stranded on a deserted island where they learn about the evil of man’s heart. Simon, although very shy, is the symbol of light and truth, a Christ- figure. Even though he has a medical condition involving periodic fainting, he gives the others hope in the darkest of times and always tells the truth. Simon overcomes many terrors while on the island, but the things he cannot conquer is his periodic fainting, shyness, and the perceptions the others have about him. Simon is asked if he believes in the beast at the meeting that was called after Samneric see the beast: “You, Simon?
Are these the attributes that make an apt leader?why/why not? the boys chose ralph because of his size,attractive appearance;and most obscurely,yet most powerful he had the conch.”him with the shell”,”let him be the chief with the trumpet”.the boys feel that ralph will be a strong leader not because of his incompetence but for his unimportant characteristics.but because they do not know what take a good leader because of their age and inexperience. therefor they do not know of there mistake. chapter 1-the sound of the shell Piggy and ralph meet each other after escaping their shot down plane that was evacuating*1 a war ravaged by England. a large ‘scar’ was made in the pristine jungle, symbolising the first of mans destruction of the island*2. piggy spots a couch shell and tells ralph how to use it as a trumpet.ralph does so, and called other surviving boys.
Ralph was probably the most influential person at the beginning of the novel since he was a leader. While everyone was concerned with having fun, Ralph was more worried about doing whatever he could to get rescued. Seen in chapter 2 when Ralph says “If a ship comes near they island they may not notice us”. “We must make a fire” (38). Ralph’s ability to persuade the boys to behave civilly was most impressive until the boys slowly began to become savage.
Gene was always uptight, usually taking charge on the educational parts, as he stated,” If I need to study then so do you.”(Knowles Pg. 58) It helped as he went on to become the top of his class, and popular among the boys who did care about academics. Gene took the roll as the responsible one, at the morning on the beach he hurried Phineas to leave for a critical test they had that day. (Knowles Pg.51) Gene was portrayed as the underdog in A Separate Peace, even if he was the main character. He was very unpopular, clinging close to Phineas, who was Gene’s only source of social interaction.
He is tempted by gang life, but at the same time, he seems to have a pure heart that stops him from falling too far. Manny’s dad describes him as too trustworthy, “Perico, or parrot, was what dad called me sometimes, Dad didn’t say it because he thought I was dumb but because I trusted everything to much,” Manny said. Manuel Hernandez is characterized to be a hardworking, helpful, caring, delicate, trustworthy, intelligent, and a loving boy. Manuel’s coming of age situation in which impacted him the most was when he decided to join a gang. “The whole disaster with Dorothy Giddens made me realize that I wasn’t anywhere close to being smooth with girls, not so much because I was ugly but because I was to chicken to ever say anything to a girl.” he said.
Kenny, who’s too honest and tries to be the tougher one of the group, he gets a laugh out of belittling others. You get a first glance when he tells he looks like a giant beach ball. “…He looks just like a beach ball with a hat on, doesn’t he? Doesn’t he, Frank?” (86). All the while Kenny never knows that Tub would be the cause of his demise.