Maurice is one of the tallest boys on the island next to Jack, which also means he is a bigun and not a littlun. Since Maurice is apart of the choir, he wears a cloak but he also has a hat, shorts, and shirts. this changes throughout because of the weather on the island. He is always seen smiling and having fun in the pool whilst doing his job as a hunter. As a hunter he has warpaint and spear always with him. The spear is jagged and wooden. When he went hunting he also had blood on his face from the pig that Jack had killed. Jack put the blood on Maurice so there kind of like handprints or splatters of blood on his face. Maurice is also seen to be tall and broad. He is also able to lift heavy objects making him strong.


1 “Then Jack grabbed Maurice and rubbed the stuff over his cheeks”(Golding 195).

  • blood on his face

2 “We’ll raid them and take fire. There must be four of you; Henry and you, Robert and Maurice. We’ll put on paint and sneak up;” (Golding 196).

  • hunters paint

3 “We ought to have a drum,” said Maurice, “then we could do it properly,” (Golding 165).

  • wants a drum, just like the conch

4 “Finally the laughter died away and the naming continued. There was Maurice, next in size among the choir boys to Jack, but broad and grin- ning all the time,” (Golding 27).

  • tall and broad, grins a lot

5 “Shorts, shirts, and different garments they carried in their hands; but each boy wore a square black cap with a silver badge on it. Their bodies, from throat to ankle, were hidden by black cloaks which bore a long silver cross on the left breast and each neck was finished off with a ham-bone frill,” (Golding 24).

  • wears choir clothes

6 “We shall take fire from the others. Listen. Tomorrow we’ll hunt and get meat. Tonight I’ll go along with two hunters—who’ll come?” (Golding 232).

  • hes a hunter

7 “The hunters took their spears, the cooks took spits, and the rest clubs of firewood. A circling movement developed and a chant,” (Golding 217).

  • has a spear

8 “’Pick up the pig.’ Maurice and Robert skewered the carcass, lifted the dead weight, and stood ready,” (Golding 197).

  • strong
  • likes to terrorize littluns
  • follows
  • not to be messed with because of Jack




Characterization (3D) – “Maurice”
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