Lord Of The Flies Wolf Character Analysis

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In the novel Lord of the Flies, William Golding, writes about a group of British school boys who get stranded on a wild island after their plane is shot down. According to the Ojibwa Parable, every person has a “Good Wolf” and an “Evil Wolf” inside them. The wolf that controls a person is the one he or she feeds. The “Evil Wolf” possesses negative traits such as anger, jealousy, greed, and envy, while the “Good Wolf” represents love, hope, kindness, empathy, and generosity. The two oldest boys, Jack and Ralph, are both seen as leader figures. However, throughout the novel, Jack feeds his “Evil Wolf” as he is taken over by the savagery of the island, while Ralph feeds his “Good Wolf” in order to help all of the kids get rescued.
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Ralph shows that he is a very responsible, caring, and persevering boy, which are all positive traits. He is always concerned for all the other kids on the island. At his group meetings, he always assures that “sooner or later, we shall be rescued” (37). By constantly repeating this statement, he inspires the other kids to keep on fighting to survive on the island. Ralph’s honest and self-believing spirit is shown through his actions. After Jack is coming back from a successful hunt, he notices the hunters let out the signal fire again and yells “‘You can laugh! But I tell you smoke is more important than the pig . . . ‘We’ve got to make smoke up there – or die.’” (86-87). Ralph knows the signal fire is one of the most important tools on the island which can possibly save them. He recognizes the importance of it and is always trying to get the other kids to believe the same because he cares for them and wants them to have the best chance of being rescued. Ralph’s ability to care for all the boys, and keep them calm and protected every day proves that he is a good leader with good morals and
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