After the boys catch their first glimpse at what they imagined was the beast, Jack calls his own assembly to address the issue. As Jack leads his own meeting instead of Ralph, he immediately exerts this new authority in an attempt to overthrow Ralph as chief, exclaiming, “He’s like Piggy. He says things like Piggy. He isn 't a proper chief,” (Golding 92). Jack’s influence among the boys has been gradually growing, and calling his own meeting grants him with more immediate power than he has ever had before.
120 mutineers were brought to Colonel Chamberlain and were told to walk with Chamberlin or he could shoot them. Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain’s powerful speech provoked 114 men to fight alongside the Union Army once more because of the way he treated the soldiers. Chamberlain’s powerful speech persuaded all but 6 men to fight again. Chamberlain chose some powerful words, he connected to the men and understood their condition. The first character trait that describes Chamberlain would be respectful.
One of the ways in which Golding shows us that the conch is a commanding presence that represents democracy is that the boys make a rule that whoever is holding the conch has a right to speak. While at the first assembly Ralph decides that it would be too chaotic for everyone to talk at once, so he helps create the “rule of the conch.” “‘And another thing. We can’t have everybody talking at once. We’ll have to have ‘Hands up’ like at school.’ He held the conch before his face and glanced round the mouth. ‘Then I’ll give him the conch.’ ‘Conch?’ ‘That’s what this shell’s called.
He decides to stab Polyphemus, the cyclops, in the eye with a wooden stake. Since Odysseus had told Polyphemus earlier that “Nobody---that’s my name,”(Homer 223.410) none of Polyphemus’ brothers came to help him when he started screaming that “Nobody” was attacking him. Another time when Odysseus was very skillful was when he goes back to his home, and he disguises himself as a beggar. When he pulls back the rags, he is described as “Odysseus master of craft and battle.” (Homer 439. 1) He then fights and kills all the suitors in his home in Ithaca with some help from his son.
For example, near the beginning of the novel the main protagonist of the novel, Ralph, called a meeting by using a conch shell as a horn. After assembling everyone, Ralph stands on a rock and looks at the group of survivors " 'Shut up, ' commanded Ralph. He lifted the conch. 'Seems to me we ought to have a chief to decide things. '" (22) As a result of Ralphs determination, he was voted to be a leader.
Character name: Ralph Wheel (Power & Control or Respect) & trait: Using emotional abuse, using male privilege, role modeling, equality, personal growth Specific story event: Ralph is always the one ahead of everybody else. He is always thinking of a way to get off the island and survive. He makes all the decisions on what to do on the island, which angers Jack. Ralph was the one to find the conch shell, which is a symbol of power. The conch was used to summon all the boys together.
In the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding, because of three defining moments, Jack changed the most out of all the boys. The first of the moments that changed him occurred in the beginning of the novel on page 23 when Ralph was chosen to be the chief of the boys instead of Jack. Jack was upset at not being chief, but he still took a position of leadership by making the choir boys the hunters and volunteering to be in charge of them. Ralph says “Jack’s in charge of the choir. They can be-what do you want them to be?’’ and Jack replies “Hunters.” This shows that he was civilized enough not to make a scene about Ralph being chosen but, he still made sure he was the commander of the hunters.
Ralph initially has high ethos because the boys incorrectly vote him for chief as well as logos in his argument for the fire, but by the end of the book the boys, and even the reader, are prepared to join Jack’s dominant hunters. Once some of the boys join Jack in the life of savagery, Roger affirms that Jack is “a proper chief [because he is] going to take [them] hunting” (Golding 159). The word “proper” is synonymous with qualified, and his followers believe he is most qualified to be leader. When Roger articulates that
they stumble upon a conch shell and piggy suggest ralph to use it as some type of blow horn to summon anyone who may have also survived the crash .He does so and emerges boys of all ages including jack and his choir group in their black robes. immediately there is presence and aura Jack presents to everyone that he is alpha . the boys decide to have some type of democracy by voting for a leader choosing between jack or ralph.The majority of the boys elect Ralph .Jack offer a position for him and his crew to to be hunters and gathers so he’d have some type of dominance still and exempt from the rulings of ralph. as time on the island passes without any parental or adult supervision the boys actions become less and less humane . a suitable example for this is when some of the boys decided to play game in chapter 7 called “Kill the Pig”.
Once we all sprinted back the chief held an emergency meeting to figure out what we were going to ensure the lives of our people. He said that we should stay for the reason that this land had been ours for thousands of years. Everyone trusted a fairly wholesome amount of the chief’s decisions since he was the wisest of us all, but some of our people betrayed the chief and left. The ones that stayed were preparing for the worst, or what we thought could be the worst. Everyone was running around like chickens without a head.
As seen in Lord of the Flies, Ralph blew the conch and was elected the leader by all of the boys, of whom he would then be in charge of. If all of those boys hadn’t come, who would Ralph lead? The rest of the boys were the followers and they are crucial to Ralph’s role as a leader. For instance, when all of the boys, Ralph’s followers, left Ralph to join Jack’s side, Ralph greatly needed followers. With all of his previous followers turned against him, Ralph lost all of the power he once had.
John Locke’s Views On LOTF Everything John Locke tried to solve in his government, fail with these boys on an island. Wealth, English, and private school boys would make bad government decisions based off their life. John Locke would not have been surprised by life on the island because, these boys had different views, they also felt their rights being restricted by Ralph, and there was a divide in power in the very beginning. The first problem that occurred on island was trying to find a system that made everyone could work for a common goal. The boys all came together and voted for a chief, Ralph was elected.
We are introduced to the character Mr. Summers and we learn that he will be officiating the lottery, just like he does every other event. Then, the author includes a detail about kids arriving and collecting stones, which is just a huge foreshadow moment. Tessie Hutchison is introduced as a late arrival. Next, Mr. Summers begins calling each head of household forward to pull a slip of paper out of this old wooden black box. During the time of picking the oldest villager Mr. Warner makes the comment that” If they stop doing the lottery, life would go back to cave men ways”.
Piggy who stumbles across a conch decided to take it and suggested that Ralph blow it to notify if anyone else was on the island. Many of the children started coming from all different directions and formed a ring. After everyone was together, there was a loud commotion that caused a conclusion of having a chief. ¨Him with the shell……¨ ¨Let him be chief with the trumpet-thing.¨ . Ralph was the most applicable person to become leader.