Ralph is very organized. This can be shown right in the very beginning of the book when the boys first became stranded on the island.
"Listen everybody... and Simon." Pg 23-24 Ralph is taking charge from the very beginning and showing his leadership qualities early on.
Ralph is mature. This is shown more towards the end of the book when he goes to try and get Piggy's glasses back.
"we can use this to call the others. Have a meeting. They'll come when they hear us-... That was hat you meant didn't you? That's why you got the conch out of the water." Pg. 16 by Piggy. This can represent how Ralph was already thinking and acting more maturely right from the beginning.
Fire-like red hair
Jack is a savage. This is shown when he forces other boys into his group and paints their faces different colors. Also, every time he interrupted or tried to take Ralph's position.
"The group of cloaked boys began to scatter from close line. The tall boy shouted at them, ' Choir stand still!' … You're talking too much. Shut up, Fatty'" Pg. 20/21 This quote shows how Jack is very rude to Piggy and is very rude to the others when they try to follow someone else's orders.
"... Jack Meridew was not to be trusted... Eyes that could turn angry." Pg. 205
Jack is very controlling. He shows this by trying to be in charge of everything and every one of the boys.
Piggy is very intelligent. This is shown when he uses his glasses for the fire.
"Piggy grinned reluctantly, pleased despite himself at even this much recognition." Pg. 11 by Piggy
Piggy is very reserved. This is shown in the very beginning when he tells the boys his name and not to call him Piggy which they ultimately do. Piggy tends to keep his thoughts to himself.
The author's attitude changes about Ralph throughout the book. In the beginning Ralph acts like the jock but also confident due to his father being on the Navy. Towards the end of the book, the author's attitude changes to a more humble character, especially after the death of Piggy whom he relied and grew close to. I very much liked Ralph from the very beginning. Even after acting like a jerk in the beginning of the story towards Piggy, you really see a change in Ralph and see his genuine side come out. At the end of the book, I especially reacted with gratitude when Ralph took the blame for everything that had happened on the island.
The author paints Jack as this controlling person who wants to be leader only by himself. Jack does not however show leadership qualities due to him always trying to one-up Ralph and rush into things without really thinking ahead. I did not like Jack at all. He was very rude and always had to be right. He always wanted to be in charge even though his plans weren't thought out or well planned. I did not react well when Jack let Ralph take all the blame for what happened on the island, even when most problems had started with him and his need of power
The author paints Piggy as this intelligent nerd who many can relate to. This is due to either the reader/author being one or knowing someone like this. The author makes Piggy that smart but not cocky boy who stays almost the most sane throughout despite his eventful death. I really liked Piggy. I loved how he was the odd one out of the group, with physical traits and with his high mental capacity. My reaction for when he died was very sad. He was very quiet and all he tried to do was make things easier for the other boys and tried to help in any way he could. I wish the other boys didn't take him for granted and actually listened to him when he came up with solutions to problems.