P.93 "I'm scared of him...You kid yourself he's all right really, an' then when you see him again, it's like asthma an' you can't breathe." -Piggy
Jack is tall, thin, and has freckles. He also has blue eyes and red hair.
P.28 "I ought to be chief...because I'm chapter chorister and head boy. I can sing C sharp.
Piggy is a 12 year old who wears glasses, is overweight, and suffers from asthma.
"I know there isn't no beast–not with claws and all that, I mean–but I know there isn't no fear, either...Unless we get frightened of people." pg.39
"What was the sensible thing to do? There was no Piggy to talk sense." -Ralph pg.196
Ralph is tall, good-looking, athletic, and has blond hair.
P.38 "...If a ship comes near the island they may not notice us. So we must make smoke on top of the mountain. We must make a fire."
“[Ralph is] like Piggy. He says things like Piggy. He isn't a proper chief.” -Jack pg.50
The author's attitudes toward Jack is that he has desire to be in charge and he symbolizes savagery in the story. Jack represents the diminishing of civilization. My reaction to this character is that he doesn't really care about others and only wants to have power over people. He is someone who was a leader in the story, though not a very good one. He would not make decisions that would benefit the kids.
The author's attitude toward Piggy is that he symbolizes one of the characters that remain innocent. Piggy's character is really smart, but to everyone else he seems like and outsider. My reaction to Piggy's character is that he is always there in a good and bad way. Piggy cares for the protection of others and makes smart decisions.
The author's attitude toward Ralph is that he represents order and civilization. Even when everyone else chooses savagery, Ralph wants to to the responsible thing. My reaction to Ralph is that he tries to be a good leader by maintaining normalcy though isn't effective. I think that he seemed like an adult figure to the other kids because he acts a little more mature.