What are some quotes that best demonstrate Ralph or Jack's positive outlook throughout the novel Lord of the Flies?

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In Chapter 1, Ralph, Simon, and Jack go on an expedition around the island and climb the mountain together. When they reach the top, they can see the beautiful ocean and the uninhabited forest. Ralph comments, "This belongs to us " (Golding 29). Ralph's statement displays his...

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In Chapter 1, Ralph, Simon, and Jack go on an expedition around the island and climb the mountain together. When they reach the top, they can see the beautiful ocean and the uninhabited forest. Ralph comments, "This belongs to us" (Golding 29). Ralph's statement displays his positive attitude about being on the deserted island. Mentioning that it "belongs" to them implies that they are free to govern and engage in whatever activities they like without restrictions.

In Chapter 2, the boys hold an assembly and Ralph mentions that they should build a signal fire on the top of the mountain. He says, "And sooner or later a ship will put in here. It might even be Daddy's ship. So you see, sooner or later, we shall be rescued" (Golding 37). Ralph demonstrates a positive outlook by saying that the boys will be rescued sometime in the future.

Later on in Chapter 2, when the boys are collecting driftwood for the fire, Ralph and Jack find themselves holding opposite sides of a massive limb. Ralph says that it's almost too heavy, and Jack smiles and says, "Not for the two of us" (Golding 39). Jack displays his positive outlook by suggesting that with teamwork, the boys will be able to overcome difficult tasks.

In Chapter 6, Samneric come down from the mountaintop and claim that they've seen the beast. Panic spreads amongst the group of boys and Jack says, "This'll be a real hunt! Who'll come?" (Golding 100). Jack's outlook can be described as positive because he firmly believes that they have the ability to hunt and kill the beast. Jack is excited to begin the hunt and immediately asks the others if they are willing to join him on the expedition.

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