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Lord of the Flies In this novel Ralph appears to the reader as the symbol of civilization and order As the novel progresses Ralph manages to adhere to his original connection to civilization Unlike Ralph the other boys quickly adapt from their societal values to the islands natural ways of survival of the fittest Throughout the novel Ralph maintains the same moral and civilized characteristics he originally possessed prior to his arrival on the island As the story unfolds it becomes apparent to the reader that Ralph will not adapt to the savage ways and candor of his fellow castawaysThis is evident to the reader through his dialogue with both the boys and to himself After Ralph is elected chief he proclaims to the boys Listen everybody Ive got to have time to think things out I cant decide what to do straight off If this isnt an island we might be rescued straight away So weve got to decide if this is an island Golding 23 As the novel progresses Ralphs conversations with Piggy reflect his same beliefs that he is chief I know what we need An assembly to put things straight And first of all Im speaking Golding 79 Ralph maintains his unyielding belief that he alone is chief and this is apparent in his conversation with the naval officer at the end of the novel Whos boss here I am Said Ralph loudly Golding 201 Ralphs refusal to accept the ways of the savages is reflected in his thoughts and actions and portrays him as one of the few boys still fighting for order One must remember to wake at first lightin order to diddle the savages Golding 191 In the beginning Ralph is the first to take initative and call a meeting to organize the group of boys When the boys decide to elect a chief Ralph takes charge by coordinating the election and taking votes for Jack and him
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