When the boys crash on the island they come together to find that they need some leadership to be able to stay alive. At first Ralph shows that he really is capable of being a good leader. Ralph says, “We’ve got to have some rules and obey them. After all we aren’t savages” (32). Ralph understands from the start that they need some rules so that they kids don’t turn into savages.
By this point Jack already started to grow his hunting group and therefore grow in power. Because of this, he realizes he has enough power to create his own group and split from Ralph 's. This also shows that Jack feels like Piggy 's opinion is so unimportant compared to his that Jack goes against one of the rules he originally
If a ship comes near the island they may not notice us. So we must make smoke on top of the mountain. We must make a fire.” The boys agree with his suggestion and begin to collect woods for the fire. He also suggests building huts for their shelters and giving Jack the authority to hunt as the leader for hunters group for some meat. In contradiction with Ralph, Jack only focuses the important to satisfy his own desire.
Ralph, in correlation with his insistence on being found and building shelter, decides to build a signal fire and places some of the boys to attend to it. This is juxtaposed with Jack wanting to hunt yet again. Jack takes the boys and uses them to assist in killing the pig, but, coincidentally, a ship passes the island while Jack has the boys that were responsible for keeping the fire going (Golding 68). This once again shows evidence of Jack’s insistence on the need to hold power. He feels that orders from Ralph don 't apply to him.
They wanted a fun and drama, and hunting seemed to solve their misery on the dull island. As life on the island continues, each of them slowly become bored and duties were ignored, Jack started to get her groups and left duties for hunting, he knew that if he came back with meat, everyone would respect him for giving them something they crave for. This plan was successful as they proudly came back with a pig, others saw their heroic actions and wanted to join so that they aren’t left out of the fun. Jack had achieved his selfish goals but in doing so, failed to keep the fire going and missed a ship when it past by, showing how a someones ego can be so lethal on a society. Once the boys settle onto the island, they inherit new desires and thinking styles, a virulent downfall of civilization starts as they slack off work for personal enjoyments.
Jack took advantage of this by disagreeing with Ralph. The boys soon liked the idea of acting savagely and the “game” Jack was playing. People follow someone at some point. The boys wanted to fit in and have freedom. They’re kids and most of them are young, they’ll be cool with anything.
But, since the boys are falling away from regular civilization actions such as the one in the quote are starting to be classified as morally acceptable in their eyes. So, the boys new societal standards are also causing the evil in them to overtake the good in them. To conclude, in Lord of the Flies William Golding shows the forces of evil overtaking good in his characters when they turn away from the morals they know are correct and start making justifications for themselves. This is seen through the boys thoughts and realizations, when they are hunting, and when the boys start falling away from their regular civilization. William Golding’s Lord of the Flies shows the unsatisfying idea that it is the natural nature of man to let the evil conquer the good in
Doing this Jack begins to fight Ralph. As the boys fight as total savages a rock is pushed off the mountain and strikes Piggy and destroys the conch shell. As the conch was the only direct remainder of civilisation it was unlikely that after this civilisation would remain. As Piggy dies Jack throws a spear towards Ralph. The other boys join in on this attempt to kill Ralph as well.
He is cruel, aggressive, and relentless, and he will stop at nothing to become a dictator over his tribe. After him and his followers split off from Piggy and Ralph, his dominant traits become overbearing, resulting in the death of other boys on the island. One day, after a turbulent storm begins to sweep the island, Jack calls together his tribe. They notice a beast in the distance, who they think the storm scared out of hiding, and they surround it, chanting, “Kill the beast! Cut his throat!
No Piggy to talk sense, no Simon, and Samneric wasn’t by his side. Eric says, “Ralph, Jack, the chief, says it’ll be dangerous and we’ve got to be careful and throw our spears like at a pig. We’re going forward from this end until we find you.” (Golding, 170). Ralph has worked tirelessly to retain the structure of civilization and maximize the chances of being rescued. However, Jack and his tribe are eager to hunt Ralph down.