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Who is Robert in chapter 7 of "Lord of the Flies?"  Can you please give me...

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dramaxoqueen | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted November 23, 2008 at 11:38 AM via web

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Who is Robert in chapter 7 of "Lord of the Flies?"  Can you please give me an answer?

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ladyvols1 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted November 23, 2008 at 1:27 PM (Answer #1)

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"Robert is one of the medium-sized boys on the lower end of the biguns' spectrum. In the stripped-down world of the island where the physical assumes more weight, Robert finds his niche guarding Castle Rock. Robert is more comfortable taking orders than giving them. The one time he takes any initiative, pretending to be the pig in a ritual game, he is quickly reduced to a sniveling child. He also serves with Jack and Maurice on the committee that welcomes Ralph's group to Jack's feast."

In chapter 7 Robert is the boy in the middle of the circle of hunters who is being roughed up by the boys.  He becomes scared, especially when Jack puts a knife to his neck and screams "kill the pig, kill the pig!"

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