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Character Analysis Many characters in the novel Lord of the Flies, changed as the story went on. The novel's author, William Golding, made the changes obvious with the things that the characters did. Ralph, Jack, Piggy and Samneric were all pretty close at the beginning of the novel. Throughout the children's experiences they started to alter the things that they did. In the following paragraphs, descriptions will be given to show what transformations took place with the children in the story.Ralph, one of the main characters in the story, didn't have many drastic changes in the way he did things. At the beginning of the novel, Ralph was voted the leader. He took the position and he proved to everyone that they made a good choice with their votes. Ralph told the children that they needed fire and that would be the only way to be rescued. He took responsibility and made the right choices in order to benefit the entire group. He wanted to do what was fair. When the group decided that they wanted to have fun instead of work, Ralph began to change. He bossed people around and didn't even try to compromise. Ralph was disliked by some, including Jack. This made some children leave his group and go to the group that Jack formed. The only ones that stayed with Ralph were Piggy and Samneric. When Ralph went to the "tribal" party and tried to have fun, Simon was murdered. Ralph didn't want that to happen again so he stayed away. At the end of the story, Ralph was running away from the other boys instead of continuing to be the leader.Jack changed for the worse in this novel. At the start of the story, Jack was a boy that followed the rules most of the time. He tried to get along with everybody. Then as the story went on, he started to change. Jack didn't want to do anything except hunt. It didn't matter if the boys needed to eat the pigs or not, Jack wanted to kill them. He turned into a savage. Then Jack didn't want to stay in the group that he was in because all that they did was work. He wanted to have a good time because there were no adults around. He took most of the boys with him in this new group. Jack changed into a boy who made the children do whatever he wanted done with no questions asked. For example, Ralph asked Robert why Jack wanted to beat Wilfred and Robert didn't know the answer. Jack made the boys tie the boy up and nobody asked why. They were afraid of what Jack would do to them so no one questioned him. It was just the way things were. After the "tribe" killed Piggy and Simon, Jack turned the boys against Ralph and wanted to kill him too. Everyone went with the plan. Jack got so involved with the idea of killing that problems started to occur. Jack came to the conclusion that he wanted to kill Ralph by setting the island on fire. What he didn't realize was that he was killing himself at the same time. All of the animals would die along with all of the fruits. The boys would have nothing left to...

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