A choir leader that uses his already instilled military leadership mentality to whittle away at the boys and inspire a revolution against Ralph. He revels in the hunt and the adrenaline of it and uses these facts to often manipulate and coerce many of the boys into following him. His tribal chieftain role may represent the hidden monster within a civilised shell, one that’ll quickly revert to cruel tortures and murder if it can.
‘I agree with Ralph. We’ve got to have rules and obey them. After all, we’re not savages. We’re English, and the English are best at everything. So we’ve got to do the right things’
‘Bollocks to the rules! We’re strong – we hunt! If there’s a beast, we’ll hunt it down! We’ll close in and beat and beat and beat – !’
‘I thought I might kill’
‘Kill the pig. Cut her throat. Spill her blood’
‘His mind was crowded with memories; memories of the knowledge that had come to them when they closed in on the struggling pig, knowledge that they had outwitted a living thing, imposed their will upon it, taken away its life like a long satisfying drink’