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muyinteligente | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 9, 2008 at 10:09 AM via web

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On what page numbers does the author describe the characters Ralph, Piggy, Jack, and Simon in chapter 1 of "Lord of the Flies"?

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luannw | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Senior Educator

Posted September 10, 2008 at 9:11 PM (Answer #1)

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The page numbers vary from edition to edition and from publisher to publisher.  I can only give you approximate page numbers.  Ralph is described right away in the story so his description is on the first page or two of your book.  Piggy's description follows immediately.  After Piggy's description, Golding spends a few pages describing the boys' actions, especially Ralph's as he plays in the water.  About 12-13 pages into the chapter, after Ralph blew on the conch shell, Jack and the other choir boys enter and slowly Jack and Simon are described.  The first description of Simon doesn't name him; he is the boy who, "...flopped on his face in the sand,...".

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