Lord Of The Flies Character Analysis Essay

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Have you ever thought what type of hardships children would deal with when stranded on an island? This question is answered in the story called Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding. The character focused on will be a boy named Ralph, a blond boy who is built like a boxer. He, Ralph, is the main character, is perceived as the protagonist, and is seen as the leader. Ralph lead the other children with rudimentary leadership, his obsession with fires, he blew the conch that started everything, and made himself into a chief by election, this position made some of the other big kids/candidates angry and apprehensive. In the beginning, Ralph, the main character, blows a conch that is laying on the beach shore, convincing the other…show more content…
This belief is the main reason why some of the other children are dead, Simon, Piggy, and the ‘Marked Child’ for example, and it’s all his fault because of his obsession with the signal fire. Knowing this, it should be concluded that Ralph’s obsession with fire is a very dangerous one as everyone starts to dislike him and eventually turn on him, and also makes them kill at least 3 children in the process. As proclaimed, the bigger kids became apprehensive against Ralph because they wanted Jack and his leadership instead of Ralph. Jack is one of the hunters who was leading them, the hunters, before their crash landing on the island. These misleading apprehensions lead the boys, the hunters, to eventually become intransigent to other voices of reason. One quote supporting this claim includes the following: “‘You wouldn’t care to help with the shelters, I suppose?’ ‘We want meat—‘” this quote helps to support the claim that Jack only wants to do one thing, hunt, and nothing else (Golding 71). Eventually, this apprehension of Ralph and his rationale lead to the death of Piggy and Simon, and to the eventual hunt for Ralph in the final chapter. . Ralph lead the other children with rudimentary leadership, he obsessed over fires, he blew the conch that started everything, and made himself into a chief by election, this position made some of the other big kids/candidates angry and apprehensive. Ralph blew the
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