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How do the boys organise themselves in chapters 1 and 2 in “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding?

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How do the boys organise themselves in chapters 1 and 2 in "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding?

In the first two chapters of Lord Of The Flies, W.Golding introduces us to two characters and shows how they begin to organise themselves. He also shows how the different characters have very different attitudes toward the situation and lead for organisation.

In the beginning of the novel we are introduced to the first characters: Ralph and Piggy. Ralph is wandering through the forest and Piggy is running after him. You would expect after a plane crash to not have any care in the world apart from how do they get off the island, but Piggy doesn't. "The fair boy stopped and jerked his stockings with an automatic gesture which made the jungle seem for a moment like Home Countries" Piggy has his own habits and even though he is stranded he still thinking of his habits. Together Ralph and Piggy discuss what has happened and Ralph decides that the only thing matters, "No grown-ups!"

It shows that Ralph isn't bothered and Piggy is smart and observing. "When we was coming down I looked through one

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