Who Is Ralph In Lord Of The Flies

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Do you have what it takes to be accountable and lead a group of boys on a deserted island? William Golding, the author of Lord of the Flies, wrote the story like it was written during the Cold War; however it was based during World War II. WWII was a “declared war,” where the allied powers (Britain, France, US, and Russia) fought the axis powers (Germany, Italy, and Japan) in their attempt for world dominance. Ralph, one of the major characters in the novel, represents a civilized, charismatic boy. He knows he is still a kid, however he is a powerful leader. Ralph believes that the group will be rescued by his dad, enjoys peoples thoughts of how charming and powerful he is, and remembers that even though he is a young child, he is still a dominant role in the groups survival.…show more content…
According to the novel it reads, “When he gets leave he’ll come and rescue us (Golding 15). This belief means that Ralph still has faith and thinks that they will be rescued. Ralphs beliefs effect people on the island, because they too are starting to have hope that Ralphs father will rescue them. This can effect the ending of the novel because the boys and Ralph could be rescued by his father, other Naval Commanders, or no one at all. Ralph chooses to believe that his father will.
Next, Ralph appreciates that the group thinks of him as a charismatic, powerful leader. According to page 58 in the Lord of the Flies it states, “We ought to have more rules. Where the conch is, that’s a meeting” (Golding). This quote explains that Ralph steps up and shows leadership by suggesting that the group should have more rules. This effects the others because without Ralph the group would not know what to do and not get anything done. This can effect the outcome of the novel because if Ralph wasn’t the leader, the group would get nothing done and become
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