Ralph's knowledge of life changes through the book, Lord of the flies; the plane crash allowed him to face new responsibilities, these responsibilities helped him deal with death and hard situations. He learned new tactics of life and survival when he became chief; faced the deaths of Simon and Piggy, which seemed to be the hardest mark left in him. Trough this Golding evinces that Ralph is becoming strong in means of morality, proving that people are able to change when they are faced with hard situations.
Ralph evolves and matures throughout the novel because of his situation in the island. He starts as optimistic, calm, and confident.�He has a basic understanding of what needs to be done to get rescued and he knows that leadership is necessary. He makes his beliefs known towards the other boys, and as a result, the boys elect him for chief.� However, since Ralph didn't decide "what to do straight off" he told everybody that they "must stay around here and wait and not go away" (23), which proved to the boys that Ralph was a good leader with good tactics of survival and needs. He also began repeatedly to long and daydream of his civilized and regular past which made him careless and unsure of what to do in order to follow the rules.
Furthermore, the quick decisions he implemented as Chief near the beginning of the novel, implies that Ralph is well-organized. However, the event of the lost boy with the mulberry mark made Ralph mature a little and helped him think through situations better. As seen that Ralph felt fault of not doing much to search for the mulberry kid he started doubting his position because "He did not notice Jack even when he saw him" (p.50); meaning that he lost himself in his mind to think, forgetting that he was not at home but in the island with boys that needed a support from him and wisdom. He does not continue to command respect from the boys, he does not see that things get done and get done correctly; instead, he complains to the boys that they aren't doing things right.� Unfortunately, he does little more than complain. He also states that "Things are breaking up. I don't understand why. We began well; we were happy. And then-" (p.82), he fears that the boys might betray him in a way that he will no longer be chief and be seen like the salvation of all of them. This confusion removed Ralph's self-confidence and made him more dependent on Piggy's judgment, until Piggy began prompting him on what needed to be said and done. He did not implore or cajole Piggy to give him answers but he started to admire him because "he could go step by step inside that fat head of his, only Piggy was no chief. But Piggy, for all his ludicrous body, had brains" (p.78). Ralph's admiration was too much that he started to lack his power and started listening to Jack to much, making him lose his sanity, showing...