When Ralph finally begins to sob uncontrollably, what is he weeping for and what has he realized? THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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When Ralph begins to sob uncontrollably, it comes from a variety of emotions. He is no doubt relieved to be rescued at the nick of time, since he was literally running for his life from the savage young hunters. The realization that his life will soon return to normal is probably another reason. I believe he is also ashamed at his appearance and that of the other boys, and how their inhumane behavior has now been witnessed by his rescuer.

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