How Does Golding Present Ralph In Lord Of The Flies

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Lord of The Flies Characters William Golding created the book Lord of The Flies, and it is about a bunch of young boys that were caught in a plane crash, and were stranded on an island. Since there’s no adults, it seems like it’s going to be great. Little do these boys know is that they will soon transform from little English boys into insane savages. Each character in this story represents so much more than just little boys alone on an island. Ralph represents civilization and order, Piggy represents intelligence and softness, and Jack represents insanity and rampage. Ralph’s role in the island is civilization and order. At the beginning of the story, most of the boys are focused on the fact that there are no adults on the island. The boys are unfocused on the task at hand, and they are trying to have fun. On the other hand, Ralph is focused on getting the group rescued and safe. Here’s a quote of Ralph taking control of the group, “By the time Ralph finished blowing the conch the platform was crowded” (Golding 23). Ralph found a conch shell and used it to …show more content…

Piggy comes up with many good ideas, but everyone else takes them right from him. Some examples include that it was Piggy who came up with the idea to make the signal fire, he also told Ralph how to blow the conch shell, and he was the first one of the boys to realize the “beast” wasn’t real. The other boys take each of these ideas, and act like it was their own ideas. Golding tries to portray this in many ways for example, “He’s like Piggy. He says things like Piggy. He isn't a proper chief” (Golding 126). Piggy’s appearance doesn’t help his case either. He is plump, has asthma, and wears glasses, so the other boys make fun of him a lot which shows his softness. Although Piggy’s role on the island is mainly his intelligence, but it is overshadowed by his

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