Essay on Analysis Of ' Lord Of The Flies '

1112 Words Nov 17th, 2015 5 Pages
Making the Characters Believable
The characters in the novel, Lord of the Flies, all have very distinct personalities and traits. These qualities make them easily comparable to the people around us. Some of the characters could possibly relate to the people closest to us, maybe even ourselves. In my life, I am able to compare the characters Ralph, Jack, Piggy, and Simon to people at my school and in my family.
In the book, Ralph comes in already being a sagacious leader. He reminds me of my older brother, Cale, who is a born leader, and is selfless when it comes to helping other people. He is able to inspire using only his example. They are both very conscious of other’s feelings and thoughts while trying to decide the best possible outcome for the situation at hand. They both are able to see the perspective of those around them to analyze a situation. Once example of this in the book is when Ralph is trying to bring all the boys together. “What are we? Humans? Or animals? Or savages? What’s grownups going to think? Going off-hunting pigs-letting fires out-and now!” (Golding 91). Ralph uses what they think is right as an example of how others would see them wrong. This is something my brother would do. An example of this is when I was nine years old: a neighbor of mine was practicing his baseball skills in his front yard while our families were having dinner. I decided to go outside and watch. He was a little bit reckless with his swing and nearly hit me right in the head.…

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