Lord of the Flies

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Samneric Character Analysis

The identical twins Sam and Eric who do everything together. They so closely resemble each other that the other boys use just one name to refer to both of them. The twins prove to be less influenced by fear of the beast or Jack than any of the other boys (except Ralph and Piggy), perhaps because as twins they're less alone than any of the other boys.
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Samneric Character Timeline in Lord of the Flies

The timeline below shows where the character Samneric appears in Lord of the Flies. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1
Human Nature Theme Icon
Civilization Theme Icon
Savagery and the "Beast" Theme Icon
Spirituality and Religion Theme Icon
The Weak and the Strong Theme Icon
...the beach: they range in age from six to twelve. There's one set of twins, Sam and Eric. A group of the older boys are members of a choir, dressed in... (full context)
Chapter 4
Savagery and the "Beast" Theme Icon
...camouflage. The mask makes him feel liberated: Jack begins dancing and snarling. He gets Roger, Samneric, and some others to come hunt with him. (full context)
Chapter 6
Civilization Theme Icon
Savagery and the "Beast" Theme Icon
Samneric are on fire duty on the mountain top, but they are asleep. When they wake... (full context)
Chapter 8
Human Nature Theme Icon
Civilization Theme Icon
Savagery and the "Beast" Theme Icon
The Weak and the Strong Theme Icon
...the littleuns dance and sing. After the fire, Ralph realizes that all the biguns but Samneric and Piggy have disappeared. Most have gone to join Jack. (full context)
Chapter 10
Civilization Theme Icon
The next morning, Piggy and Ralph discover that every bigun except them and Samneric has joined Jack's tribe. Ralph tells Piggy that the "beast" that came out of the... (full context)
Civilization Theme Icon
Savagery and the "Beast" Theme Icon
...To cook the meat, they'll raid Ralph's group for Piggy's glasses. Meanwhile, Ralph, Piggy, and Samneric discover four people aren't enough to keep the fire going. They decide to keep it... (full context)
Chapter 11
Civilization Theme Icon
Savagery and the "Beast" Theme Icon
The Weak and the Strong Theme Icon
Though only Piggy, Ralph, and Samneric remain in their group, Piggy tells Ralph to blow the conch to call an assembly.... (full context)
Civilization Theme Icon
Savagery and the "Beast" Theme Icon
...fire, he points out. In response, Jack orders his hunters to surround and tie up Samneric. He says to Ralph, "See? They do what I want." (full context)
Savagery and the "Beast" Theme Icon
The Weak and the Strong Theme Icon
The tribe brings Samneric into the fort. Jack prods them with his spear to terrorize them into joining his... (full context)
Chapter 12
Savagery and the "Beast" Theme Icon
Ralph returns to spy on Castle Rock. Samneric are guarding the gates. He sneaks up to them. Frightened of Jack and Roger, Samneric... (full context)
Civilization Theme Icon
Ralph tells Samneric he's going to hide in a nearby thicket so they can misdirect the tribe. As... (full context)
Savagery and the "Beast" Theme Icon
The Weak and the Strong Theme Icon
The next morning Ralph hides in the thicket. But it's soon surrounded: Samneric have been tortured into revealing Ralph's location. (full context)