Lord of the Flies by William Golding

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In Lord of the Flies, Ralph is changed by his experiences on the island. How does Golding show this?

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There are also a couple of passages in the novel that show when Ralph is slowing "losing it."  In chapter 7 it shows Ralph daydreaming about home.  He does this twice.  He longs for normalcy, and he is slowly realizing how different things are going to be if he ever survives this.

In chapter 10, there is one of the two moments where we see Ralph's mind slowly forget what is important.  "...that curtain flapped in his head and he forgot what he had been driving at."  He's trying to remember how important the smoke is and why they need the signal. This is one way that Golding shows how he's changing.

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In the beginning, Ralph is just a 12 year old boy, doing what many...

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