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Chapters 5 6 Study Questions: Lord Of The Flies By William Golding (The Website Makes Errors In My Works. If You Like My Essays, Please Rate Them Good, And I Will E Mail You The Originals).

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16.How does the author show us that Ralph is finally beginning to face the realities of their existence?The author shows us that Ralph is finally beginning to face the realities of their existence by strating a disposition within Ralph, toward his position as leader of the group of boys, that was not apparent before: ??We need an assembly. Not for fun. Not for laughing, and falling off the log...not for making jokes, or for...cleverness. Not for these things. But to put things straight?? (84). Ralph, who had previously reacted to situations instead of acting to prevent them from occurring, was now critically analysing the boys? increasing problems caused by a failure to consistently work as a group.Previously, Ralph would do the work for the boys with some help from Simon; however, he now realized that the many problems the boys faced could not be tackled by an individual: ??We were going to have water brought from the stream and left in those coco-nut shells under fresh leaves...[n]ow there?s no water...[p]eople drink from the river. Not that there?s anything wrong with drinking from the river...[o]nly we said we?d have the water brought?? (85). Ralph brought up further issues of sanitation and equality that had not been observed by the group; however, the point he ended his speech with, may have been the most important: ??We?ve got to talk about this fear and decide there?s nothing in it...[a]nd be happy?? (88). Ralph was now truly strating qualities of an enviable leader; however, the group of boys seemed unappreciative of these qualities, suggesting that they may now intend to unseat Ralph, replacing him with a new leader.17.Compare Ralph?s treatment of the little ?uns with Jack?s.Though he initially possessed low tolerance for the little ?uns, Ralph eventually learned to tolerate their misconception of events and objects. An example of this change became apparent when Jack stated: ??You littluns started all this with the fear talk. Beasts!...What does that mean but nightmares? Anyway, you don?t hunt or build or help ? you?re a lot of crybabies and sissies...[a]nd as for the fear ? you?ll have to put up with that like the rest of us?? (88). This statement illustrated Jack?s harsh disdain for the little ?uns. On the contrary, Ralph took a more accommodating role in refuting their claims of the existence of a beast: ??You were asleep. There wasn?t anyone there. How could anyone be wandering about in the forest at night??? (91). Jack was disgracefully condescending in his refutation of the little ?uns belief in the existence of a beast. Ralph held a similar view of the little ?uns belief; however, he handled it in a mature fashion, that accommodated for the little ?uns lack of knowledge and experience. Clearly, Ralph believed in equality...

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