Ralph Is A Good Leader In Lord Of The Flies

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What could be more perfect, than a group of boys alone on a tropical island? Where there are no adults or rules to live by. This is the setting for Golding’s novel “Lord of the Flies”. In this novel, a group of boys get stranded on an island, with no sign of civilization around them except for themselves. At first the boys are prepared to have fun, but It isn’t long until reality sets in. Out of the chaos Ralph and Jack, emerge as potential leaders. Ralph, who is the more levelheaded of the two, represents the civilized side. I believe Ralph is a responsible leader and this is my evidence to support my belief. Ralph is a tall and fair-haired boy about twelve years old. Because of his looks and athletic abilities, the boys think of him as a natural leader. One example that shows that Ralph as an excellent leader, is when he recognizes the need for order. Ralph and Piggy find a conch and decide to use …show more content…

Ralph tries to keep others hopeful so they don’t give up. A quote to support this is, As Piggy tells Jack, "You got your small fire all right"(pg.45 Golding). This fire soon becomes a symbol of hope and rescue temporarily for the time being. Ralph is also a lot more civilized then half the boys on the island. He doesn’t let the island get to him and effect his mental state as much as some other boys. A quote to support this is “Behind him was Roger, fighting to get close. The chant rose ritually, as at the last moment of a dance or a hunt.” and "Kill the pig! Cut his throat! Kill the pig! Bash him in!"...“Right up her ass!”(pg.228 Golding). This capturing of the pig to eat, went to slaughtering to basking in their power over a helpless animal. Also mentioning that Ralph took no part in the shoving of sticks or slitting of throats because, Ralph's main concern was not on feasting, but getting off the

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