Lord Of The Flies Character Analysis

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In the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding, the character Ralph’s complexity is developed through the author’s theme of social expectations. This theme is also established in the movie Zootopia through the character Nick. However, it is the theme of social expectations through the ideas of appearance, respect, and civility that does and does not mold the characters’ actions in both stories. Everyday society judges others based on physical appearance and/or clothing choices. If someone looks the part, they are accepted. On the other hand, if a person has a “different” look than the rest of society, that person is excluded. For example, the character Ralph was placed as chief based on “his size” and “attractive appearance” (Golding 23-24). This shows how Ralph was not favored based on his leadership qualities but on his physical appearance. Although Ralph’s leadership qualities progressed throughout the story, society’s expectation of a leader changed. In the beginning society’s expectation of a leader was based on appearance, but as the story went on he still resorted to society's old expectations while society expected a leader that was for the things they wanted to do, rather than physical features. In view of the fact that Ralph was chosen for his appearance at first, he did not meet the expectations placed on him because of the change in society’s expectations. Moving on from Ralph, we come to the character Nick. Nick was also misjudged based on his

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