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by William Golding

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Explain Ralph's goals in William Golding's Lord of the Flies

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Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, is set on a tropical island, and the characters are all English schoolboys who have survived a plane crash. The boys range in age from five or six to about thirteen, and Ralph is one of the older boys. He has been elected leader by the group because he looks like a leader; however, Ralph does not possess true leadership skills.

At the beginning of chapter three, Ralph is quite discouraged by the fact that the rest of the group is perfectly willing to attend meetings twice a day and talk about making some outrageous things and doing what needs to be done, but they are unwilling to...

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