Lord Of The Flies Characteristics

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Throughout the novel, Ralph demonstrates excellent leadership skills such as being realistic. He is realistic with his need to build the shelters while the other boys are off swimming because he knows that the boys require shelter. Ralph frequently tells the boys that they need to build shelters incase a storm comes or if the beastie attacks them. Ralph tells Jack, “‘If it rains like when we dropped in we’ll need shelters all right. And then another thing. We need shelters because of the-’” (Golding 52) This quote shows that although Ralph could be off bathing, eating, or playing like the rest of the boys, he remains realistic with his need to build the shelters. Ralph knows that if he gets distracted like the rest of the boys, there is no hope…show more content…
Ralph is realistic with his attempts to keep the fire consistently lit. Ralph says to the boys, “‘Theres’s another thing. We can help them find us. If a ship comes near the island they may not notice us. So we must make smoke on top of the mountain. We must make a fire.’” (Golding 37) This quote explains the need for fire and that Ralph has a clear view of what the boys need to be rescued. The other boys do not understand the true importance of the fire since they remain unrealistic in their pursuit of following Jack. Jack is putting all of his focus towards killing a pig because he thinks on the scale of events, that is the more important task to complete, therefore Jack and the boys have lost focus. Ralph knows that the only good chance the boys have of being rescued is that if a passing ship sees the fire. All of the other boys are still harbouring the idea that someone will eventually come and find them, which is also unrealistic. Ralph is the only boy who is not living in a fantasy world and knows what they have to do to get rescued. Another thing that makes Ralph realistic is the fact that he instills rules amongst the boys to create
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