However, as the plot progresses, Ralph faces both internal and external conflicts; from those conflicts he greatly matures. Ralph always has the strong belief that all the children will be saved from the island sooner or later; he is so sure that he even insists that they should have fire at all times to signal. Because he summons the boys at the beginning of the novel with the conch he and Piggy find, they look upon him as the most responsible of the boys and elect him as a chief over the humiliated Jack.
He is also the only one thinking straight, unlike all the other boys. Also, Ralph and Jack are two different people who are always struggling for power, and always argue with each other. Ralph is a strong boy who tries very hard in making a good civilization with order and rules, but Jack tries to destroy everything he has worked for. Ralph is a strong and handsome boy who concentrates on making a good civilization.