Lord of the Flies Chapter 10 Summary and Analysis

William Golding

Chapter 10 Summary and Analysis

New Characters
Wilfred: A member of Jack’s tribe, beaten in punishment for an unnamed offense.

Stanley: Tribal member, asks if they really killed Simon.

Summary
Piggy carefully watches Ralph approach. Somehow, Ralph still maintains his leadership charisma, despite what happened to Simon. He is limping, bruised, and has dead leaves in his hair. Together, they determine that only Ralph, Piggy, Samneric, and some littluns remain loyal to the conch. Ralph and Piggy sit on the platform facing the shell.

Ralph begins to talk about Simon and what happened. He says it was murder. Piggy insists that it is no good to talk about it like that. He says it was...

(The entire section is 1600 words.)