Chapter 1 Summary and Analysis

New Characters
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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