Character of Ralph

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  • Lord of the Flies- Ralph
    • Ralph represents the theme of civilisation
      • Built like a 'boxer' shows he is powerful.
      • Strong sense of fair play. Shocked when Jack punches Piggy.
      • Brave. Go's first to castle rock.
      • Responsible. Makes Piggy looks after the littluns.
      • Represents Law and Order.
        • Takes charge of the boys.
        • Gives them jobs to make island a better place.
        • He says they'll use the conch to take it in turns to speak.
      • Clings onto the hope of rescue and returning to civilisation
    • Quotes
      • Determined: "I'm chief. I'll go. Don't argue.
      • Brave: "Ralph picked up his stick a prepared for battle"
      • Fair: "The choir belongs to you, of course."
      • Honest: "We'd talk but we wouldn't fight a tiger. We'd hide"
    • He isn't always perfect.
      • Involved in laughing at Piggy/Simon shows that he is capable of hurting others.
      • Gives into his instincts.
        • Gnaws at his meal "like a wolf"
        • Gets excited when he wounds a pig.
      • By involving Ralph, the hero in acts of evil, Golding shows that there is evil in everyone.
    • He can't always think straight.
      • Tries to plan assembly speech but list in a "maze of thoughts" that he can't put into words
        • He realises that he can't think as well as Piggy can.
      • He wants things to be straight forward.
        • Says they should talk about the beast and "decide there's nothing in it".
        • Annoyed that he can't make the other boys see his point of view.
      • Reminder that all the characters in LotF are children.
        • Annoyed that he can't make the other boys see his point of view.
    • Relationship with Piggy
      • Beginning
      • Middle
        • Ralph realises that Piggy is a good thinker. He relies more on Piggy's sense and intelligence
      • End
        • When he is being hunted, he realises how much he needs Piggy to "talk sense"
      • His relationship with Piggy shows that he's willing to change his opinions.
        • Golding uses this to show how Ralph develops as a character
    • Relationship with Jack
      • Beginning
        • Looks like Ralph and Jack could be friends.
        • Smile at each other with "shy liking"
      • Middle
        • They fall out when Jack spends all his time hunting and won't build the shelters.
        • Can't solve the conflict between fun and responsibility.
      • End
        • He sees that there is an "indefinable connection" between him and Jack which means Jack can't leave him alone.
          • Jack has something to prove.
      • Their rocky relationship creates a feeling of tension. Only one can win.
      • Conflict if civilisation vs Barbarity
    • His Emotions
      • Show the story change from exciting adventure to terrifying violence
      • Beginning
        • Delighted with the island.
        • Excited about no adults and expects to have fun.
        • Confident that they'll be rescued.
        • Trusts the civilised world
      • Middle
        • Begins to feel insecure.
        • His "understandable and lawful world" starts to slip away.
      • End
        • Deepest despair comes right at the end. The boys are rescued but he realises his innocent view of a fair and decent world is lost forever.
      • He realised evil exists inside everyone.
        • Sees  it inside himself but fights it.
          • Represents man's struggle against evil
  • Takes part in the dance when Simon is killed. Later is ashamed.
    • Lets Piggy persuade him it wasn't their fault. Shows that even Ralph is turning to savagery.
    • He isn't always perfect.
      • Involved in laughing at Piggy/Simon shows that he is capable of hurting others.
      • Gives into his instincts.
        • Gnaws at his meal "like a wolf"
        • Gets excited when he wounds a pig.
      • By involving Ralph, the hero in acts of evil, Golding shows that there is evil in everyone.
  • He thinks that piggy's "matter-of-fact ideas were dull",but he enjoys teasing him.
    • Beginning

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