Lord of the Flies

Are the boys treated equally?

do some boys have more power than others?

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There is a definite hierarchy. The "littluns" are simply the small children from roughly 5 to 10 years old. They inhabit a world separate from the "bigguns". They are neglected and basically keep to themselves. They play and eat fruit and go to the bathroom; that is their life. The only "biggun"to help them is, of course, Simon, "the fruit they could not reach...[and] passed them back down to the endless, outstretched hands." There is also a hierarchy within among the Bigguns and the Littluns.