Jack creates the idea of the beast and provides just enough evidence of its existence in order for the boys to follow him blindly. They rely upon him for information about the beast, and in doing so, they start to believe everything he says. The boys view him as the solution to the problem. Jack is jealous of ralph getting to be the leader when he’s the oldest, so jack gets the boys to turn on ralph and been in his tribe. This can be seen throughout the story, The Lord of the
Ralph mumbled, "They let the body fire go out" (Golding, 68). Sam and Eric were supposed to watch the fire and instead, they went to go hunt a pig with Jack. Doing this, the fire had burnt out and there was no smoke signal left. Ralph was upset because no fire meant no rescue, Jack
Knowing that a signal fire is necessary for them to be rescued, Ralph, Jack, and the rest of the children amass a pile of wood. Unfortunately, they have no matches, so Jack decides to grab Piggy’s glasses to help burn the wood. Instead of helping Piggy, “Ralph elbowed him to one side and knelt by the pile” (Golding 40). This shows that Ralph grows a dislike towards Piggy once he becomes the leader. At the start of the book, Ralph and Piggy are friends, but the moment Ralph gains power, he treats Piggy with animosity to show his dominance to everyone else.
When Samneric are on watch they believe they see the beast so they go back to the camp to tell and Jack insists that they need to go and find the beast. “‘Let’s be moving,’ said Jack relentlessly, ‘We’re wasting time”(144). As soon as Jack finds out about the beast being seen ,the first thing he wants to do is go after it, trying to protect everyone. Yes, Jack is capable of protecting the boys better than Ralph, but is that all he plans on doing? Ralph makes many efforts to help the boys by trying to get them rescued; it seems like Jack is making efforts to help them on the island, not trying to remove them from the island in
231. Roger is fearful of brushing past ‘the chief’ with his shoulder, and avoids contact with ‘the chief’. Golding and the boys refer to Jack only as the chief after he announces his ‘new title’. As ‘the chief’, he is successful, and this success is defined by the island societal structure. ‘The chief’ can hunt, feast, ‘compel’ the boys to follow him, and ultimately, ‘the chief’ is fearless.
“we’ve got to decide about being rescued” There was a buzz. One of the small boys, Henry, Said that he wanted to go home… He lifted the conch. “Seems to me we ought to have a chief to decide things” (22). After Ralph had blew the conch for all on the island to hear, it brought the whole group together for the first time. Ralph made the suggestion of needing a leader for the time being, and what exactly they needed to be able to survive.
The author applies Jack in the novel in order so people understand the thirst for power in society. Jack is a character whose behavior is shaped by the mentality of being the best which is frequently encountered in society, given that extremely ambitious people would do anything in order to have influence and fame. Like Jack, a lot of people will manipulate their friends in order to exert power over them, wanting to keep their high position in society. Specifically, in chapter 2, Ralph requested that the boys stay on the hill in order to illuminate the island, thus them being rescued. Jack persuaded the other boys to make a fire to scare away the beast.
Generally, when a person works hard to gain an item that s/he has been looking for a long time. They will often keep it for themselves and not think of sharing it with others. Nonetheless, Gilgamesh decides to share this marvelous youth reviving plant with the old men in his kingdom and plans to revive his youth last. This detail shows that Enkidu changed Gilgamesh for the better because before Gilgamesh met Enkidu, Gilgamesh only thought about himself and demanded to be
After living with Pap as a young boy and continually getting beat up, Huck looks for a way out. Huck shows early signs of maturity by escaping to Jackson’s Island while Pap is asleep and by covering the house in pigs blood to make it look as if he was murdered. While still in the very beginning of the novel, Huck has already matured tremendously. Another experience that Huck goes through is when Jim turns to Huck and says, “Pooty soon I 'll be a-shout 'n ' for joy, en I 'll say, it 's all on accounts o ' Huck; I 's a free man, en I couldn 't ever ben free ef it hadn ' ben for Huck; Huck done it. Jim won 't ever forgit you, Huck; you 's de bes ' fren ' Jim 's ever had; en you 's Yash 2de only fren ' ole Jim 's got now.” (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn page 213) This one experience really stuck with Huck and made him determined to help Jim become a free man.
Using the conch, Ralph calls meetings and insists that only the person holding the conch could speak. His rules and ability to organize long-term goals by keeping the fire going kept the colony intact for a while. Ralph shows ego through his organizational skills willingness to assume the role of leader. When Jack “pinched Piggy’s specs” Ralph insisted that he “give them back” (Golding 204). Ralph demonstrates ego by realizing that stealing is wrong and demands that Jack return the specs to Piggy.
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.