Analysing the Characters in Step by Wicked Step

Ralph

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Ralph is a smart boy. His teachers describe him as 'quick-witted'. He is able to remember the complicated arrangement of which house to go to on different days of the week. At the tower room, he tells his friends to pretend to be asleep so that they can read Richard's diary later.

Ralph is also a responsible boy. He cares for his stepmother, Flora, and her baby. He reads baby books and sorts out baby clothes his mother is lending him in preparation for the baby.

Besides, Ralph is wise and sensible. He is against Colin's plan to disappear and tells the group about it. He tells Colin that he will not feel better by making his mother feel the pain of loss.