Lord of the Flies by William Golding

The Littluns

Physical: The so-called littluns are the boys who don't play a large roll in the novel. They are probably five or six years old.

Involvement: Although they do not always comprehend what is going on around them, the littluns are important people. They are the ones who first see the Beast and are in constant fear of it, especially during the night. They are the "rest of society" and often go with the flow and do what the bigguns are doing. Most of them end up joining Jack, not because they can differentiate between right and wrong, but because Jack provides them meat and protection from the Beast.