In Lord of the Flies by William Golding what do Piggy, Simon, and the Littlun with the birthmark have in common?  

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Piggy, Simon, and the littlun with the birthmark are the three characters that represent rationalism and civilization.  Those three characters do not descend into the depths of depravity that the other boys like Jack go down to.  Simon and Piggy are quick to attempt to maintain an adult like civility about themselves, other boys, and their "society" on the island.  Piggy frequently quotes his aunt which is interesting, because it serves as an adult voice and as a voice of a female.  Piggy represents a strong voice of reason.  Simon as well is a voice of reason, but he is more sacrificial in his actions.  He has a watchful and caring heart and takes care of the boys that are younger and unable to take care of themselves.  None of those characteristics are present in Jack, who is abusive, aggressive, selfish, and doesn't think through his actions and consequences like the other boys. 

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