How Does Golding Present Ralph's Character In Lord Of The Flies

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Golding describes Ralph as a jock in the story “Lord of the Flies.” In chapter 1 he is described as a boxer by Golding. “You could see how that he might make a boxer, as far as width and heaviness of shoulders went…(Golding 10). This evidence shows us he has an athletic build. Jocks of course have athletic builds. He is portrayed as confident in chapter 1. “...lugged off his shorts and pants, and stood there naked, looking at the dazzling beach and the water” (Golding 10). Jocks are normally confident of their body. Despite his age (12) embarassment would still follow unless he were confident of his body. He has an athletic father which would make it easier for him to be an athlete. “I could swim when I was five. Daddy taught me. He’s a commander
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