Ralph Lord Of The Flies Quote Analysis

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Ralph's symbolize democracy. When Ralph is elected chief by the majority of the tribe he uses his power to protect, understand, and act selflessly. Most significant, Ralph uses his elected power to protect the group. he achieves this sense of protection is by striving to build shelter. Ralph expresses his discourage. "And they keep running off. You remember the meetings? How everyone was going to work hard until the shelters were finished"" (Golding 50). Ralph is disheartened that no one is eagerly and willingly helping with the shelters that he feels are so necessary. After calling a meeting to discuss the importance of shelters, Ralph feels shelter is way to stay safe from any number of nature's occurrences, such as the unpredictable weather and wild…show more content…
Ralph's first priority is the group as a whole, not what is best for himself. Once the boys assemble themselves on the island, Ralph tells the boys, "There's another thing. We can help them to find us. 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). Ralph makes it obvious that it is necessary for fire building to be a top priority, not only for cooking and heating purposes, but in order to be rescued. Instead if worrying about what is best for himself at any given time, Ralph makes sure the fire building is taken care of, so all the boys on the island can have hopes of being found. Ralph's democratic approach to protection, understanding, and selflessness helps him achieve a status of power on the island. Unlike Ralph's peaceful, democratic leadership, Jack believes in violence as a way to rule. Jack uses anarchism, the absence of government, as his method of winning over the boys and convincing them to leave Ralph. When Jack is originally unsuccessful as convincing the boys to convert over to his own methods, he resorts to savagery in order to become successful in gaining power and sovereignty over
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