Lord of the Flies Characters

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Ralph is the first character introduced in the novel. Ralph is a cruel young man who is unkind to Piggy during their first meeting. Ralph is clearly one of those boys at school who is popular and does not feel the need to be kind to anyone. However, Ralph is also a natural leader. When a leader is chosen, it is Ralph, even though Piggy would clearly make a much better leader because he is more mature and has a better understanding of what needs to be done.

Ralph makes a few loose rules in the beginning and asks for help in making shelters and building a signal fire. The others help for a short time, but they discover freedom is much more fun. This causes Ralph a great deal of frustration that he discusses with Jack. However, Jack also feels that they should be allowed to do...

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