Lord Of The Flies And The Good Wolf Analysis

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The Ojibwa Parable is a myth describing the existence of two “wolves” that govern our body: the Good one and Evil one. In the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding, a group of boys is stranded on a deserted island due to a plane crash. With no adults to guide them, the boys display multitude traits of the wolves. Through their countless actions and difficult situations, Ralph is characterized as a Good wolf and Jack is seen as the Evil. Ralph’s display of intellect and leadership, as well as the ability to maintain order, deem him as the Good wolf. Ralph presents the idea of building a signal for potential rescuers and sets rules: “if we have a signal going they’ll come and take us off. And another thing. We ought to have more rules. Where the conch is, that’s a meeting. The same up here as…show more content…
Ralph is an embodiment of civilization and organization. The strong leadership ability that Ralph possesses unites the group and allows it to function without flaw. He suggests simple rules which the group can process easily to ensure the order of the group. He does not show superiority over anyone and treats everyone equally, regardless of their character. Ralph also shows intellectual ability by suggesting the signal fire. The signal fire is critical for getting rescued, and Ralph realizes that the best chance of getting help is through the fire. The determination to get rescued from the island is not only for himself but for everyone. Ralph is attentive to everyone’s needs which support his nature of generosity. While many are busy worrying about themselves, Ralph is more concerned about the general well-being and presents them confidence. Ralph is also recognized as the Good wolf due to his efforts to make the group a democracy. He advocates for a civilized way of running an assembly: “We can’t have everybody talking at once. We’ll have to have ‘Hands up’ like at school” (33). Ralph wants to
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