Describe The Differences Between Jack And Ralph In Lord Of The Flies

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Lord Of The Flies Essay Sometimes the strongest people aren’t the best leaders. In William Golding's “Lord of The Flies” a group of boys get stranded on an island and try to survive and get rescued through the upcoming hardships and struggles between the two main characters Ralph and Jack. Ralph and Jack have many similarities, but they express them differently. They both take the same leader role throughout the book, one by force and one by election. Jack only cares about hunting and survival, while Ralph tries to stay civilized. Throughout their leader roles Ralph grew wise and Jack grew stronger. Ralph uses his power to create a democracy environment with his group. He uses his power to work towards a better society with the boys. Since Ralph grew wiser that makes him a better leader already, because he used his knowledge and skills to…show more content…
He didn’t say. He got angry and made us tie Wilfred up. He’s been “ - he giggled excitedly - “he’s been tied for hours now, waiting-” “But didn’t the chief say why?” “I never heard him.” (159). He uses his authority in a negative to not help for the betterment of they boys. SInce Jack grew stronger throughout the book he only cares about hunting “We’ll make sure we’ll go hunting” (37). The thought of hunting overruled Ralphs idea of staying alive and getting rescued. “Look we’ve killed a pig- we stole up on them- we got in a circle-” (69). Ralph spoke “You let the fire go out” “I cut the pig’s throat” Jack said proudly (69). Through the hardships and struggles between the two main characters Ralph and Jack, made them similar but it just as pulled them apart, Ralph and jack both wanted to be leaders to have authority and power, as Ralph used it wisely, Jack misused his authority which caused a rivalry between the two. Therefore this just shows how people can easily use their authority and power over others for the better or abuse it to benefit themselves and for their own

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