Another example is how Ralph doesn’t choose to become barbaric and join in with the hysteria of Jack’s tribe.For the most part he stayed on his own side even when he was the only person left in his group. Ralph must do many things for his own survival and the survival of the other boys on the island.
The boys being in the same age category and sharing a couple of views on living strategies didn’t cover up just how diverse they were.
The first difference between them was how Jack had no respect for the rules the other boys agreed on.
Even though Piggy was the boy to put him in that position, Ralph already had his mind set on his leadership role and what he wanted to get accomplished.
This proves he is self-sufficient because he immediately knew what rules to make up without other people telling him what to do.
In turn this caused feelings of unrest on the island.
Being two of the older boys on their deserted paradise, Ralph and Jack were bound to have a couple of similar attributes in the way the boys should handle things.Simon is part of the choir, which is led by Jack, but Ralph and Piggy are not members of the choir, and are in no way related.There are no adults – "There aren’t any grown ups" (P.43)Ralph has found a "conch" (P.21), and has used it to call all the boys on the island together.Ralph knew there’s no such thing as a beast and that it didn’t exist.He realized that there had to be a sensible reason for the boys to believe that there was a beast living in the forest.This is realistic because he knew that people would find out the plane crashed and come looking for them.Another important factor is that he didn’t believe in the beast.Throughout the novel the group of boys used a conch shell to call ‘meetings’, sort of like a council, which was an idea brought up by Ralph.Everyone, including Jack and his hunters agreed with this.Ralph also knew certain things must be done for them to survive on the island without adults, like building shelters, keeping clean, and having a set leadership and government.The other boys didn’t think logically about what needed to get completed every day in order for everyone to live a somewhat reasonable life. One example that proves his independence is when he is the first boy to step up to become leader.