Lord of the Flies

in the microcosm of the island, what does each of these boys represent: Ralph, Piggy, Jack, Roger, and Simon

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Ralph represents a link to the adult world for many of the boys. Ralph also symbolizes democracy. The boys elect Ralph as leader, "elect" being the operative word here. Ralph shares responsibilities with the other boys. He is a boy who leads by example. Ralph has a vision, as much as a boy can have, of a functioning society. Ralph even gives Jack control of a sort of army/hunting wing of government. Ralph evolves by utilizing the strengths of other boys, like Simon and Piggy, to help develop a better society and perhaps get rescued.

Please submit each boy separately.