Olivia Lyon
12/12/2012 04:51:11 am

During the climax, I think Ralph was more corageous than Jack. I feel this way because the context showed that Ralph didn't really feel comfortable going to the mountain with Jack to search for the beast, but did so anyway. On page 120, after Ralph says "i don't mind" Golding adds in a part where it says Ralph was astonished to hear those words cpme out of his mouth so cooly. My interpretation of this says that Ralph didn't, as i said before, feel comfortable going with Jack but still did. I think this shows that Ralph was more corageous than Jack because it was something ralph didn't want to do (going to the top of the mountain) where Jack did. More evidence to support my beliefs continue on page 120 when Ralph keeps telling himself how foolish he is being, with going to the top of the mountain and all. Instead of going ahead with Jack, he listened to himself, which i think takes a lot of courage, as well

Victoria Paradise
12/12/2012 05:55:27 am

I agree with Olivia. Even though Ralph didn't fell comfortablke going up the mountain, he did, and when he didn't want to go on, it took a lot of courage to stand up to Jack.

Alexsis Powell
12/12/2012 12:01:05 pm

I also agree with olivia, and how she said it was courageous for Ralph to do something he did not want to do, and he did it anyway.

Anna Tworzyanski
12/12/2012 07:00:07 pm

I agree with Olivia because although he didn't want to go, he wasn't unwilling and Jack just wanted another reason to show off.

11/4/2013 06:22:07 pm

why are you up at 3 in the morning

Gianni Jannke
12/12/2012 07:25:25 am

During the climax of the chapter, from pages 119-123, I believe that Ralph is more courageous than Jack and the other boys. Jack asks if anyone would be willing to go with him to look for the beast on the mountain in a mean way. At this point, all the other boys look distracted and find something to look preoccupied doing. Ralph is the only one who says "I don't mind." He then proceeds to think to himself why he even said that. He was nervous.
I believe this shows three things. First, this shows that Ralph volunteered even though he didn't feel comfortable doing so. This demonstrates courage. Secondly, this demonstrates that Ralph is more courageous than the other boys by being the single volunteer. Lastly, this shows that Jack did not feel comfortable climbing the mountain to look for the beast by himself. Jack was lacking courage.
This proves that just in this one instance Ralph was more courageous than Jack in the climax of chapter seven.

Leah Sheltry
12/12/2012 07:36:18 am

I agree with Gianni and Olivia. Jack wants to think he's courageous and he's got in his imagination that he is, while in reality, Ralph has always been the more courageous one.

Lexie Vetrano
12/12/2012 08:35:42 am

During the climax of the chapter, I believe that Ralph was more courageous. I think this because on page 122, the text states, "'We'll go and look'. For the first time since he had first known Jack, Ralph could feel him hesitate." This means that Ralph caught Jack by surprise when he said he wanted to go see if the beast was on the top of the mountain. It was almost as if Jack didn't want to go, because after Ralph said they should go look for it, Jack replies, "Now--?" This just goes to show that Jack was hesitant about going on the top of the mountain, maybe because he was afraid. Ralph was more courageous in this situation because usually Jack is the one to do adventurous things, not Ralph. Ralph even said that when he said they should go to the top, that his voice was speaking for him. He was obviously surprised at the words that were coming out of his own mouth. He knew he wasn't the type of person to lead an expedition, but he was courageous.

Cortina Mckelvey
12/12/2012 10:18:29 am

I agree with Lexi. Ralph was the more courageous one of him and jack during the climax of the story. I also agree that it seemed as if jack didn't want to go up the mountain because he did hesitate and replied to Ralph with "now?"

Morgan Wicken
12/12/2012 11:23:26 am

I agree with Lexi. Ralph was more couragouse in the situation compared to JAck. Like Lexi said that Jack is usually the one to do couragous things like hunting so he can be "strong" but it was almost like he felt intimidated by the beast. So when Ralph suggested that they go up the mountain (the more couragous thing) he became the couragouse one over JAck.

Karina Zhao
12/12/2012 09:34:16 am

I agree with all of the responses here. During the climax, Ralph acted more courageously than Jack did. Although he doubted himself and was frightened, he still volunteered to go look for the beast. On the other hand, Jack seemed like he didn't want to trek in the forest alone, and therefore asked if any of the other boys wanted to accompany him.

Nicole Reinschmidt
12/12/2012 12:09:44 pm

I think Ralph was more courageous than Jack. While all the other boys, (besides Piggy who had always been left out) were there with Ralph and Jack, contemplating whether they should all go hunt the beast, the majority of the boys were afraid and made up excuses so they wouldn't have to go face the thing of their nightmares. Jack, being his usual self by trying very hard to prove himself better than Ralph, kind of intimidated and harassed others to go face the beast. Most were scared and didn't want to go, and Jack made a point of it that he thought of himself as a better person than all of them by acting tough and superior by going to find the beast in the fading light, as it got darker. Ralph just said, "I don't mind" and didn't make a big deal out of going, even though he hates being around Jack. I think it was very courageous of him to go up the mountain without making the other kids feel like chickens who were too scared to do anything, like Jack tries to make people feel. For example, as they got closer to the beastie, Jack asked, "Are you scared?" and bullied him forward. Jack didn't really show any honorable traits at all, so I definitely couldn't say he'd been more courageous.

9/28/2014 03:21:37 pm

Why does everyone keep agreeing with the person, it's just a repeat of what they said.


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