Chapter 1 Summary and Analysis
Bill, Robert, Harold, Henry: Generic members of Jack’s choir.
Jack Merridew: Leader of the choir. Tall, thin, red-haired, charismatic. He rivals Ralph’s leadership qualities.
Johnny: The first boy to respond to the conch.
Maurice: Member of Jack’s choir. Second in height to Jack.
Piggy: Fat, thickly bespectacled, intelligent.
Ralph: Twelve years old. Tall, athletic, fair-haired. A natural leader. He first meets Piggy, but likes Jack.
Roger: A strange, secretive boy. Member of Jack’s choir.
Sam and Eric (Samneric): Identical twins. Bullet-headed and
robust. They do everything together.
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