Or when the fire went out, he had to figure out how they were to keep it going, and who was going to keep it lit. And when the boys were fighting, he had to think of a way to bring them back together. If only the other boys in the tribes would have done their part, everything would have gone perfectly. But for the most part, Ralph did the best job in doing what he needed to do and he helped out so much by problem solving and coming up with great ideas to help out everyone in the sticky situations that they faced on the
“If a ship comes near the island they may not notice us. So we must make smoke on top of the mountain. We must make a fire.” (Golding 38). He tells the group that they need to do something that will attract a ship or a plane to the island. Otherwise their chances of getting off the island alive are very slim.
To fulfil their needs, they try to find a group where someone can lead them and make them feel safe. When Ralph blows the conch, unbeknownst to him, it becomes a signal for them to obey. Ralph is a natural, civilized, leader, who has a strong, fixed moral compass, which in the end becomes his downfall and almost leads him to his death. Ralph represents democracy. He believed that the best way to stay live was for everyone to have
Lord of the flies’ essay In the book lord of the flies by William Golding Ralph changes from being mindful to becoming a failure, to end up being determined. In the beginning of the book Ralph is mindful because he tries to avoid conflict and keep everything organized. The boys elect a leader they choose Ralph and Ralph sees how jack wanted to be the leader and asks him to be a hunter to try and avoid further conflict. It shows that Ralph does not want to fight over who leads and just gives jack the chance to be a hunter and lead a small group. Ralph and piggy came up with the idea that when they blow the conch shell that means a meeting is about to start, also whoever has the conch has permission to speak.
This is indicated with Jack’s obsession with hunting and with Ralph’s efforts trying to keep a fire going so they can get rescued. During a meeting, Ralph explains that “Don’t you understand? Can’t you see we ought to-ought to die before we let the fire out?”(86). This demonstrates how much importance the fire is to Ralph and believes so deeply in the fact that the fire should be the first thing on everybody’s to do list or if not, die. The fire is a symbol of rescued, therefore we can conclude that Ralph’s main priority is to get saved and go home.
Jack hunted instead of built shelters with Simon. This is very significant because it exhibits Ralph’s leadership and shows his understanding of the situation. The main goal for the society is to be saved but Ralph understands that they might not be saved for a while so they must build shelters to survive. | Individual Freedoms | “Simon was floating
They believe in keeping the signal fire a top priority so their chances of being saved are much greater. Some ideas that are civilized on the island are choosing a leader, the conch shell, signal fire, and building shelter. On the other hand, the uncivilized characters are Jack and Roger. Jack is power hungry and wants to be leader, not for the good of the boys, but so he has all the power. He doesn’t care for civilization.
When the boys arrive on the island, unaware of the environmental circumstances, establish things in a civilized manner. Environmental circumstances are the combination of external physical conditions that affect and influence the growth, development, and survival of organism. The boys decide to have a chief in order to "decide things"(22). Ralph wins the majority of the vote and he assigns Jack, and his group of choir boys as hunters and gatherers. The hunters and gatherers job is to gather food and light the signal fire, which can help them reach civilization.
If Jack and his hunters would have been taking care of all of their responsibilities instead of just hunting all day, if they would have just been watching the fire they could have gotten off the island before anybody could get hurt, before it was a game of life and death. Hunting continually distracts the boys from their responsibilities, and it distracts them from what should be their main priority, getting off of the island. “‘There was a ship.’… Ralph brought his arm down, fist clenched, and his voice shook. ‘There was a ship. Out there.
And I think I could tell you what Ralph’s going to say next. The most important thing on the island is the smoke and you can’t have no smoke without a fire’ ” (Golding 185). When he explains this Piggy is really trying to tell the boys that even without Jack Merridew, they can still have fire and food. He is trying to lead the boys and give them