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How Do the Main Characters in Lord of the Flies Develop in the First Six Chapters In Lord of the Flies William Golding experiments with what could happen to a group of young of boys left in new surroundings with no adults present The main characters of this novel are quickly established and are the oldest or tallest of the boys All the characters change and develop enormously over the period of time when they have to adjust to living on the island The reader is introduced to Ralph first as the boy with fair hair Ralph enjoys standing on his head and shows how impulsive he is when he dives straight into the water This suggests that he has little common sense and so may be irresponsible He also appears to be a daydreamer and is convinced that his father will rescue him so does not face the reality of what has actually happened how does he know were herebecause thought Ralph because because Ralphs father being in the navy could mean that Ralph has had a privileged upbringing which might be why he feels superior to Piggy and doesnt think much of him This is shown when Ralph orders Piggy to get my clothes and when he broke his promise by telling the boys his nickname was Piggy Ralph had possession of the conch used it to bring the boys together and had a good physique tall blonde built like a boxer so he easily earned the respect of the boys and was immediately accepted There was a stillness about Ralph that marked him outhis size and attractive appearance most obscurely the conch The first thing Ralph says as leader is I cant decide what to do straight of He does not display authority or apply a task to anyone so the boys have to find their own things to do so he does not seem to
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