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He had glimpsed the legs of a savage coming toward himp191 People have the tendency to act differently when in different situations with different people Their actions can reflect their environment responsibilities or the people around them This idea is supported by William Goldings character Ralph in Lord of the Flies Ralph started as an effective leader and when some of his tribe turned into savages he remained the voice of reason By the end of the novel Ralph had to turn savage himself in order to save his own life When Ralph first landed on the island he was an innocent boy of twelve years and a few monthsp10 with bright excited eyesp10 He immediately was declared chief with the trumpet-thingp22 referring to the ever so expensivep16 conch shell he found among the ferny weedsp15 Ralph called the tribe together by blowing the conchp32 They always responded to him He realized that they must make a firep38 in case a ship comes near the islandp38 Although he was respected as a leader his power wasnt absolute because he was often left holding the conch with no one but Piggyp38 Ralph was a strong leader but couldnt completely control the tribe Once Jack became obsessed with murdering the pig Ralph had a harder time being a good leader While Jack became less a hunter than a furtive thingp49 Ralph was working for daysp50 on more important things shelters The others still acknowledged Ralphs leadership but expected him to do all the work When Jack doesnt listen Simon says to Ralph Youre chief You tell em offp51 Although Jack gave orders sang whistled and threw remarks at the silent Ralphp72 Ralph still asserted his chieftainshipp73 Staying away from the temptations of savagery was difficult for him and when the hunters come back with a pig Ralphs mouth wateredp73 and he accepted a piece of half-raw meat and gnawed it like a wolfp73 Son enough
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