Eleanor Ensminger
11/26/2012 05:21:58 am

Ralph made some smart decisions, like the Conch shell. Having to be holding the Conch shell is a good idea because it brings order to the meetings. Also I liked how he allowed the little boy to talk, even if he did get too scared to. Building a fire was also a good idea, and I like these three decisions a lot. But I don’t really like his decision to just let the boys go crazy over the fire. If he had done it in a more organized fashion, they may not have burned a bunch of the island down, and kill that little boy. I also didn’t like how he dismissed even the possibility of the beastie. Who was he to say, “You couldn’t have a beastie, a snake-thing, on an island like this” (page 39 fourth paragraph)?

Sam Henry
11/26/2012 06:03:27 am

I Agree! he shouldnt have overlooked the beastie and let the boys horse play around the fire

Riley V
12/10/2013 09:58:11 pm

I like that, good stuff buddy

Albert Sheltry
12/10/2013 10:02:40 pm

Good show Riley, I really enjoy your pressence in this conversation. It's amazing that the youth is interested in this beautiful piece of literature! Keep up the good work!

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Alexsis Powell
11/26/2012 06:03:55 am

In the book Lord of the Flies, Ralph as a leader has made some good decisions, and some questionable ones. One of the good decisions Ralph has made so far in the story is the idea of whoever has the conch shell can talk, and if you don't then you need to listen to the person holding the shell. This was a good decision because it keeps the rowdy group of boys under control while people are sharing their ideas and making a valid decision. If this decision was not made then when someone is trying to talk everybody would be talking at one and get confused about what is going on. On the other hand a bad decision that was made by Ralph as a leader was having everybody running around trying to make a fire in a rush. This was a bad idea because it is dangerous to have a bunch of wild boys (especially the younger ones) running around a big fire. Therefore throughout this story Ralph as a leader has made good and bad decisions for the group.

Victoria Paradise
11/26/2012 06:34:42 am

I agree with this. Ralph's decision with the conch shell was a good idea, but letting the boys go crazy around the fire was definately questionable.

Eric McCracken
11/26/2012 06:41:15 am

I think Ralph had some good decisions and some bad decisions. The decisions I questioned were when he let the group of boys run around trying to build a fire as fast as they can. Not only is this dangerous, but it was done without thinking of how and where the fire would happen. His decision to have whoever has the conch be able to talk without interruption (unless of course you were Jack, *rolling of the eyes*) was an excellent idea. It also could have helped the kids stay organized.

Gianni Jannke
11/26/2012 08:22:19 am

I agree with Eric. Letting the boys run around the fire was dangerous. Also, this could have led/contributed to the small boy "with the mark on his face" disappearing.

Leah Sheltry
11/26/2012 07:45:45 am

I think Ralph's decision to take turns speaking with the conch shell was his best idea yet. It kept thinks orderly and peaceful. This way, everyone would have a chance to share their opinions. Also, you wouldn't have everyone shouting things at one another at once; you could actually listen.

Shannon Barrett
11/26/2012 09:32:26 am

I agree with Leah, that was probably Ralph's best idea as leader.

Nicole Reinschmidt
11/27/2012 07:04:14 am

I agree with Leah. The conch shell was so far the best idea that has actually worked well with establishing order among the boys.

Gianni Jannke
11/26/2012 08:13:52 am

As leader, Ralph has made some good and bad decisions. His decision/idea to make a signal fire to show possible passing ships of their distress was a great idea. Also, his plan to have a team assigned specifically to maintain the fire was crucial in making sure it always stays lit. A bad decision Ralph made was his personal decision to sometimes give Piggy less speaking privileges when holding the conch. For example, when Piggy says that he has the conch and therefore has the right to speak, Ralph tells him to shut up. Ralph does this multiple times. This could make him look like a "bully" to the younger boys and have them not like him.
Overall, Ralph seems to be doing a good job as the leader.

4/8/2019 06:48:43 pm

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Raeghan O'Connor
11/26/2012 10:01:13 am

Ralph is a good leader because he started to set up rules that all the boys had to follow. For example, they could only speak when they had the conch in their hands to prevent everyone from talking over eachother. Ralph also made some questionable choices so far. For example, rather than finding food, setting up shelter, and finishing making rules, he decided to make a huge fire on top of the mountain. Making the fire had no organization and was counter productive. Also, he was rude to Piggy and shut him down whenever he spoke, although he had some good ideas.

Morgan Wicken
11/26/2012 10:18:29 am

Tthorughout the two chapters Ralph has made some good and bad decisions as the leader. Having the idea of the conch shell was a realy good idea because it was ment to maintain order amongst the group. Also fhe idea to make a fire so that people would find them means that he does want to get off the island. However, there were some bad decisions that he made that caused some chaios. As the conch being like a "talking conch" ment to create peace when not controlled can create havoke. It is clearly known that Jack does not like piggy so because jack is a leader he feels he has the right to do wrong to piggy and ralph let it happen. So ralph definitly made some bad and good decisions.

Olivia Lyon
11/26/2012 10:30:47 am

I agree with Alexsis because if it wasn't for the conch shell rule, meetings would be absolutley chaotic. Also, having everyone going wild as the fire sparked was a questionable decision because it ultimatley may have lead to losing one boy (or more for that matter).

Corrina Mckelvey
11/26/2012 11:15:48 am

I think that Ralph had made some good and some bad decisions throughout the book "The Lord of The Flies." Some of his good decisions were to use the conch shell to call all the kids together, and to start a fire to let any people out at sea know they were on the island. I thought these were great ideas. Some of Ralph's bad ideaswere to have all the boys (especially the little ones) rushing to create a signal fire. Also making it so you had to have the conch was intended to keep things peaceful really just created more chaos.

Nicole Reinschmidt
11/27/2012 07:13:25 am

As a leader, Ralph has made a few decisions for all the boys on the island. The idea of using the conch shell for taking turns speaking was smart, because it helped keep the group more orderly rather than having it be chaotic. Also, telling Piggy to learn all the boys' names would have been useful if Piggy or Ralph had remembered them. I personally think that there's a flaw in that command; they should have counted how many kids were there rather than just learning their names. The names could come later. And not all of his decisions were good. As others have already pointed out, it wasn't that great of an idea to have everyone start a fire in the middle of the woods.

Justin Bieber
10/14/2013 10:22:26 am

i think that the conch shell was a good decision

Ms. Miley Cyrus
10/16/2013 09:17:46 am


Jew nose
4/22/2014 08:10:41 am

I believe that Ralph was a bad leader because he killed piggy

Hugh Mongus
9/25/2017 05:17:15 pm

Ralph didnt kill piggy. He was his best friend

10/11/2017 08:25:24 pm

Idiot! Did you even read the book!


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