how the many characters are really much alike one another in "Lord of the Flies" written by William Golding, and in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert louis Stevenson

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This is an essay about my summer reading books and how the many characters are really much alike one another. The first book was Lord of the Flies written by William Golding. The character names in this book was very significant. The two main characters were Ralph and Jack which were somehow related to Jekyll and Hyde. The relation is that Ralph is mainly a good kid that is just enjoying himself by not having adult supervision and Jekyll is the good side. Jack is related to Hyde because they represented the evil side of the books.

In Lord of the Flies the main character was Ralph. Ralph is a very strong and handsome 12 year old blonde. He is very likable and has shows good leadership in the beginning of the story. Ralph is elected leader on the island. Jack, a tall and thin red hair does not share common belief's with Ralph.

Ralph becomes incredibly jealous when he does not get elected leader and picks on Piggy because he didn't get what he wanted. Piggy is the brainiest kid on the island. He does most of the thinking for the group but is blind as a bat without his glasses. Piggy unlike Simon will speak up more and always tries to think rationally. Simon is another smart character although he is very quiet. Simon is perhaps the most mature person on the island because he was able to tell that there was no such thing as a beast but rather the fears that there might be a beast within them. Simon is a complete opposite of Jack , he is more like a saint of the group, a good example would be when they saw the dead man on a parachute hanging on the trees, he freed him.