Ralph In William Golding's Lord Of The Flies

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The protagonist of the story is thought to be Ralph because most of the chapters come from his point of view and the author made you choose Ralph as the ‘good guy’ since he tries to save them all by attempting to attract attentions from passing planes or ships. Ralph has a major significance in this novel and the meaning of the novel. Because he is the main character in the story, this means that most of the story revolves around him and his thoughts and beliefs and we get to see most situations from his perspective. An example is when Ralph and Jack have completely different opinions on what is important, Ralph say that it is the shelters because they need a place to sleep and rest, Jack says the meat is more important because they need to …show more content…
One of the ways are his thoughts because he always think things through and he has the more ‘civilized’ or ‘safest’ ideas and thoughts to ensure that the other characters aren’t in danger. Another way he is characterized is through what he says or what he says very often. Ralph always says that the fire is their priority, an example is when Jack asked Ralph why he was stressing. Ralph then replies with, “There’s no signal. Nothing to show.” Jack then responds with, “You’re nuts on the signal.”(page 132). This shows Ralph’s determination and how desperate he is on taking them home. Ralph tries to say things very calmly but firmly to avoid causing fight but it is hard to stay calm when Jack is always causing trouble. This is shown when Jack let the fire out and Ralph tries his best to say, “You let the fire out” and “There was a ship” very calmly to avoid causing the other characters to become frightened, but he says it with just enough power to teach Jack a lesson and to remind the other characters of the consequences (page 87/88). Ralph’s leadership and responsibility led to him being chosen as chief twice over Jack. He likes to have a system or and order of way for them to work in because he doesn’t want to confuse himself. He has a set of rules and he isn’t so hard on others. This order or way of organizing things is very effective because the character won’t fight and it allows them to work together. He has the

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