"See? See? That's what you'll get! I meant that! There isn't a tribe for you anymore! The conch is gone-I'm chief!" (ch. 11)
"You're a beast and a swine and a bloody, bloody thief!" (ch. 11)
The author shows savagery through Jack's character. He is the antagonist in this story.
Jack is a savage and he is vicious. Throughout the story he lost himself and became a beast.
Piggy is short, unfit, and wears glasses.
He is very loyal to Ralph. He's innocent and is very intelligent.
"I dunno, Ralph. We just got to go on, that's all. That's what grownups would do." (ch. 8)
"What was the sensible thing to do? There was no Piggy to talk sense." (ch. 12)
The author shows civilization, humanity, and purity through Piggy's character.
I think Piggy was a good character to have in the story. Most boys lost their sense of humanity and became selfish. Piggy remained calm, selfless, and kind the whole time.
He is determined and resourceful.
Ralph is tall and athletic.
"I'm frightened. Of us. I want to go home. Oh god, I want to go home." (ch. 5)
"He's like Piggy. He says things like Piggy. He isn't a proper chief." (ch. 8)
Along with Piggy, Ralph represents civilization and humanity.
Between Ralph and Jack, the author shows what an experience like this can do to a young child. I enjoyed Ralph's character because he cares about what's right and wrong and continues to use common sense.