Although he is strong, Ralph also lacks leadership qualities. Ralph’s weaknesses are that he is too laidback and easygoing. In some cases punishment and authority are a must, but he does not like enforcing punishment on the boys when they disobey the rules he laid down. Every good leader needs to be able to let people know what they're doing wrong and if they keep doing it to fix it somehow.
No adults, no rules, and no land to be found. They realize they are stuck on an island. Lord of the Flies is a novel written by William Golding, about how a group of young British boys get trapped on an island, and try to survive without any adult supervision and rules. They have to overcome many obstacles about a potential beast on the island, and saving themselves from the ruthless world of savagery. Lord of the Flies is an allegorical novel containing hidden meanings and symbols like Ralph and the conch shell that relate to Golding’s overall theme that all people are essentially evil.
In the novel Lord of the Flies, Ralph represents leadership and management, but has the loss of knowledge like Piggy has and is not as cold-blooded as Jack. Ralph relates to Martin Luther King Jr. ’s quote because he goes through many difficulties such as building shelters for the littluns and creating a signal fire to be rescued. In the very beginning of the book, Ralph takes the lead alone when the time comes to explore the castle rock, despite the fears of the so-called beast. Also in chapter two when Ralph said “and if we have a signal going they’ll come and take us off.”
In the fictional story, Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding, certain character traits empowered leaders to confront challenges successfully. Such as portraying responsibility and confidence or stubbornness. The first trait that demonstrates a powerful leader is stubbornness or confidence. Many times these being stubborn is considered to be a bad trait, but in a leader it can cause them to argue for things they think are right.
Ralph’s Diminishing Ego Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding, depicts the behavior of a group of boys when stranded on an island without adult supervision. The boys’ conduct can be associated with Freud’s personality model, involving the id, ego, and superego. As their stay on the island progresses, a majority of the boys display savage-like behavior, revealing the id as their foremost trait, for they acquire a desire for destruction. Furthermore, few boys remain true to character as their ego or superego continues to be most evident within their behavior. Ralph, for example, displays his ego predominantly, focusing on rational solutions to the issues the boys generate while on the island.
Basic structure and rules are common in society. The world is so used to having rules to follow and common morales keeping everyone in check that it’s unknown what life would be like without them. Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, uses a conch shell and Ralph, a leader in the book, to symbolise the idea that without basic structure and leadership a civilized society will collapse. Control is a major component for a civilized society to function properly. Ralph tries to make sure this control is always present, but soon finds he is not able to.
What would be the best way to survive on an island? Make rules and responsibilities for everyone to uphold? Enjoy the tropical weather and have fun? Split into groups and be more independent? Ideally, the best way to survive on an island is to all stay together.
“Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man 's heart, and the fall through the air of the true, wise friend called Piggy.” -William Golding, Lord of the Flies. A novel published in 1954 that has become a staple in Freshman english classes all over America. Designed to kill off three british school children and the readers faith in humanity. A shell with enough symbolism to be a character all on its own. The only metaphorical brains on the island are literally spilled.
Daina John English 10 Written Assignment – Lord of the Flies Mr. Sisk January 2018 Word Count:1203 Loss of Innocence In the book “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding, the theme of innocence is a (1)tautology in itself. This book is a young adult fiction. The author (2)endeavors to (3)promulgate this (4)prodigious theme numerous times.
A person once said “The hardest part of growing up, is letting go of what you were used to; and moving on with something you’re not.” Ralph from Lord of the Flies and Eragon from Eragon grow up but, in different ways. Ralph is a young boy who gets stranded on an island with a bunch of boys and Eragon a 15 year old boy who lives with his uncle and his cousin Roran and finds a mysterious stone in the woods that hatches into a dragon. Although they both grow up throughout the book they, do it in different ways. Ralph is dependent on others to help him solve problems in his life and Eragon is has an innocence and encounters evil and has to face this evil.