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The protagonist of Lord of the Flies He is 12 years old tall blond and attractive Ralph is a natural leader and after discovering the conch shell he is elected as leader of the boys Throughout the novel Ralph tries to establish order and focus on rescue He decides that a boy can only speak at the meetings if he is holding the conch shell He wants to keep the fire on the mountain going so that is a plane passes the boys can be saved He also encourages the boys to build huts He is very much a true human because although he tries to maintain order he is often tempted by the indulgences of the other boys He occasionally makes foolish mistakes such as joining in with the hysteria of the other boys and killing Simon When Jack forms a separate rival group focus in on hunting and savagery rather than rescue Ralph fights against the superstition and the terror of the other boys When the numbers in his party begin to diminish Ralph is left to survive on his own in the forest being chased by the transformed savage boys The antagonist of Lord of the Flies He is tall redheaded and emerges as the leader of the choir boys When Ralph becomes the initial leader Jack becomes upset for he wanted that position but instead becomes the leader of the hunters Jack leads the boys from civilized young men into savages through the novel He is malicious and animalistic As structure breaks down Jack forms his own separate sect seperating from Ralph and the rest of the group Jack is a cruel bully who is constantly violent and threatens those below him Jack is always ready to fight Jack constantly attempts to weaken others He breaks Piggys glasses and leads the others towards Piggys murder He brings the boys into mass hysteria and eventually hunts Ralph down like an animal Fat
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