Ralph

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  • Ralph
    • Kind
      • "there was a mildness about his mouth and eyes that proclaimed no devil"
      • "Put the glasses into Piggy's groping hands"
      • Ralph is depicted as being kind and good natured but is left isolated by the other boys which presents Golding's belief that evil and savagery always triumphs over goodness and civilisation
    • Civilisation
      • "We'll have 'hands-up' like at school"
      • "The choir belongs to you, of course"
      • "I said that's dirty!"
      • "We need shelters"
      • "We shall be rescued"
    • Descent into savagery
      • "the desire to squeeze and hurt was over-mastering"
      • "Something he had not known was there rose in him and compelled him to make the point, loudly and again"
      • 'Ralph reached down inside himself for the worst word he knew... "They let the bloody fire out"'
      • "The knowledge and awe made him savage"
  • Flawed
    • "I hit him! The spear stuck in"
    • '"And an airplane and a TV set" said Ralph sourly'
    • "His real name's Piggy!"
    • Ralph
      • Kind
        • "there was a mildness about his mouth and eyes that proclaimed no devil"
        • "Put the glasses into Piggy's groping hands"
        • Ralph is depicted as being kind and good natured but is left isolated by the other boys which presents Golding's belief that evil and savagery always triumphs over goodness and civilisation
      • Civilisation
        • "We'll have 'hands-up' like at school"
        • "The choir belongs to you, of course"
        • "I said that's dirty!"
        • "We need shelters"
        • "We shall be rescued"
      • Descent into savagery
        • "the desire to squeeze and hurt was over-mastering"
        • "Something he had not known was there rose in him and compelled him to make the point, loudly and again"
        • 'Ralph reached down inside himself for the worst word he knew... "They let the bloody fire out"'
        • "The knowledge and awe made him savage"
    • Despite Golding's portrayal of Ralph's kindness, he is a flawed character and does occasionally find pleasure in bullying other and acting in a manner of violence.

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