Defend and/or criticize Ralph’s actions as leader. What were his motivations? Did he contribute to the tragedy in any way? Could he have acted to prevent any of the deaths? What would you have done differently in his situation?

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In the novel "Lord Of The Flies" by William Golding, the author shows Ralph as a boy who is capable of leadership. In the right facilitating environment, these qualities could have been nurtured and fanned into the flames of true leadership. However, on an island with no adults, Ralph is a fish out of water. In normal circumstances, the younger boys would have listened to him, but here in this wild place with no adult backup, he has no support. The younger boys go for the 'leader' who provides what they want - decisiveness, excitement and fun. They go...

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