“[Ralph is] like Piggy. He says things like Piggy. He isn't a proper chief.”
Things are breaking up. I don't understand why. We began well; we were happy.
Maybe there is a beast… Maybe it’s only us.
"That was Simon...That was murder."
Serve you right if something did get you, you useless lot of cry-babies!
"Jack's in charge of the choir. They can be—what do you want them be? [Jack says]...Hunters."
The author saw Ralph as a representation of civilization because he attempted to come up with rules and laws to keep everyone together. I see Ralph as a good leader in the beginning, although his power was replaced by Jack's savagery in the end.
The author felt that Simon was the glue of the group who held everyone together. To me, Simon seemed really peaceful and wanted no violent; he was an advocate for the littluns.
The author represented Jack as a savage who was self-centered, insane, and powerful. By the end of the book, I felt that Jack was a really harsh character throughout his violent acts towards others around him.