Ralph From Lord Of The Flies Character Analysis

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Ralph from Lord of the Flies by William Golding is forever an iconic character throughout novels. He is a character that has a good set of morales, leadership, and is quite handy at survival. He goes through an intense hero journey, and is able to survive until the bitter sweet end. Despite some critics questioning Ralph’s leadership, Ralph did everything he could to keep control and keep his friends alive and deter the division against his much more hardened enemy.
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Ralph in the very start of the book is stranded on the island. We first meet Ralph with Piggy as they find a conch shell. Ralph soon proceeds to blow the shell and it summons the rest of the group of boys that have appeared on the island; one being Jack.
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It is clear that Ralph could always trust Piggy. Piggy is the sagacious one who wants to make sure everything stays civil afterall. Piggy even got upset with how everyone rushed into making the fire and not being organized. “Do all right on our own,” said Piggy. “It’s them that haven’t no common sense that make trouble on this island. We’ll make a little hot fire—”(132). But around the time of the approach stage, Ralphs learns that Simon, and Sam and Eric are his allies, and learns that Jack and Roger are his greatest enemies. Simon, Sam and Eric all stay with Ralph when Jack breaks away from the group. Roger leaves with Jack. So the approach is Jack leaving the group and taking away a good amount of people from Ralph. Although the most notable person Jack takes is Roger, he still manages to take most of the bigger kids, who are more capable and can produce more to help the group survive. (CMP/CPL). When Jack is saying why he wants to leave the group, he says that Ralph isn’t a proper leader as he didn’t go hunting like how he did. Jack is trying to show off how he is superior to Ralph in every way and only the people with sense can see through Jack. With this, Jack will soon become caustic towards Ralph. Ralph fights in a similar struggle like how Atticus Finch does in To Kill A Mockingbird. Mockingbird took place in the early 1930’s in south Alabama. So most people know that this was a time of …show more content…
Things are not looking good here. Ralph must head in enemy territory of Castle Rock, Jack’s base, which is no diminutive task. Ralph must lead his group, even knowing it will most likely not end well. Ralph must go to retrieve Piggy’s glasses, which are Piggy’s sight and the ability to make fires. Keep in mind that Ralph isn’t looking for revenge. Ralph already knows that going for revenge is destructive, vapid and barbarous. He must’ve read Seltzer’s five biggest problems with revenge. Revenge is what Jack is. Jack wants to be savageous and barbarous whereas Ralph does not. By now, it is obvious that Ralph and Jack are different sides of the coin, or Ralph being the good angel conscious and Jack being the bad devil conscious. Or how Jack has a Machiavelli type of attitude (do whatever to get to power) where as Ralph has a more Khaderbai way of life (where you should never kill as it is always wrong). Ralph doesn’t want to kill even Jack as it will only lead to more chaos and destruction. So as Ralph arrives to Castle Rock, he is greeted by Jack’s guards, showing clear signs of hostility. Ralph is finally allowed in where he can talk to Jack. However, there is no changing Jack’s caustic ways. This leads to Ralph’s group crumbling; Piggy has an untimed and sadly death, and Sam and Eric are captured. Ralph, in a way, leads his group like Captain America, in the Civil War movie. Now let’s get something clear: Ralph

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