How does Ralph change throughout Lord of the Flies?
At the start of the story, Ralph is optimistic, calm, and confident. He seems to know what needs to be done to get rescued and he knows that leadership is required. Since he does immediately state the obvious need for leadership, he is a natural choice to the boys to be the leader. He lacks the ability to lead however. He does not continue to command respect from the boys, he does not see that things get done and get done...
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He loses conviction and belief in order, authority and civilisation once he witnesses the savagery that the school boys, descned into.