What is Ralph's relationship with the other characters in the beginning of Lord of the Flies?Whats is the relationship with the other characters after Ralph was elected as the leader.... I want...

What is Ralph's relationship with the other characters in the beginning of Lord of the Flies?

Whats is the relationship with the other characters after Ralph was elected as the leader.... I want to know how they feel after Chapter 2 or 3...

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At the beginning of Lord of the Flies, the other characters view Ralph as a strong leader.  Ralph is presented as a level-headed, charismatic leader, and the boys are not hesitant to elect him as leader and follow his orders.  Ralph, however, has inner conflicts that challenge his role as a leader, and often Piggy has to offer him ideas and suggestions.  Ralph's lack of confidence in himself eventually becomes evident to the other boys, and this is one of the reasons why the boys begin to drift into Jack's group.  The boys seek a sense of stability in the chaotic situation of having been shipwrecked on the island, and as soon as Ralph can no longer provide it, the boys stray to Jack. 

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