Lord of the Flies by William Golding

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What are some ways in which Ralph is a good leader in The Lord of the Flies?

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One quality that makes Ralph a good leader is that he (mostly) seems to care about the kids in his care. By the beginning of chapter 2, he has explored the island and is able to begin formulating plans for survival. He realizes that there are no other people and that he is going to have to establish some sense of order so that the boys can both be rescued and survive until they do. Thus, it is Ralph who makes sound decisions for the group, such as deciding they need a signal fire. It is Ralph who looks around at the feces everywhere and...

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