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.
Jack is disagreeing with Ralph on every topic, so he calls a meeting. During the meeting he insults Ralph and tries to make the boys promote him to chief. The boys will not do this which outrages Jack. Jack cannot deal with Ralph any more and declares, “‘I’m not going to be a part of Ralph’s lot’”(Golding 127). Ralph is now not only obsessed with hunting, but is straying from their ‘government’.
177) and then completely forgets about it. Jack slowly loses his morals as a civilised human being as he adopts the mindset of a savage. Ralphs greatest conflict is keeping the fire going so they have a chance at being rescued, or letting the others do what they want and staying as a well liked chief. Ralph chooses the fire over himself because he understands that in the long run, its better to be hated and rescued than to be slowly go insane stranded on an island. Jack focuses his descisions on his wants over other needs.
Ralph wanted everyone to cooperate and work together so not only he could get rescued but everyone else as well. As for Jack, he was looking to be the ringleader and when he is not, he decides the boys should dedicate their time to hunting food on the island. Ralph was a true leader and without him, civilization would not have been a
In addition, from the quote “Jack shouted angrily ‘I said ‘grab them’!’” (p.178) Jack becomes the new leader of the boys. He has more power to order others. Jack also has the power to force other boys to do whatever he wants. Jack governs the island similar to the dictatorship. For example, Jack says “See?
Jack doesn 't care about getting rescued, nor care about building a civilized society on the island. He’s only focused on hunting and gain power, and he spends whole time managing both. In a stormy night, Jack was having a feast with his tribe. Ralph and Piggy ate with them as well, and Jack asked them “Who’ll join my tribe and have fun?” “I’m chief...” said Ralph. “... And what about the fire?
In this case it is going against Ralph. Since everyone is made to go against Ralph, he feels secluded from everyone else. Towards the end, Jack and his tribe are on a manhunt to find Ralph and kill him. Ralph, thinking miserably of the near future, feels “fear and loneliness goading him” (Golding 210), revealing his isolation from the group due to Jack’s power. Since nobody is there to help or comfort Ralph, he feels
Second, Ralph ensured the boys that he would keep them safe. Jack did not make any such claim. If the boys went against Ralph, they were saying that they do not want to go home. However, the boys also could not ignore the fun and games with Jack, especially hunting. When they were not under the observation of Ralph, it was easy for them to sneak out and do things they wanted to do.
You been rude about his hunters’ (142). The discrepancy between Jack’s opinion of himself and his associates shows yet again when Ralph forces the reality upon Jack. Jack’s hunters were, indeed, no more than boys armed with sticks, and their yield rate (54) testified against their capabilities. Jack doesn’t realize that he really was the only one hunting, and the others’ presences were mostly trivial, which gave him a false sense of empowerment, continuously building his conflicting ideas between his “important” role as a hunter, and the reality that meat wasn’t an absolute necessity. What types of images are used in conjunctions with the character?