His plan is to create a signal fire so someone can discover them on the island and they will finally be rescued. Ralph was voted chief at the beginning and since then, Jack envies him. Ralph was not looking for a war between his peers, he was only looking to work together and to be rescued. He creates simple rules for all the boys to follow and they buy in to them for some time. Ralph wanted everyone to cooperate and work together so not only he could get rescued but everyone else as well.
This displays his control over their fear of the beast and this act uplifts Jack’s power status. Jack converts their fear into power and is able to win the view of the community. In the middle of the book, it is evident that both boys have different goals. This can be seen, when Ralph and Jack fight about which is more important, building protection/ shelter (Ralph’s opinion) or hunting for food (Jack’s opinion). The quote, “rules, rules, so many rules”, illustrates his approach to survival, which is to hunt for food, while having fun.
In contradiction with Ralph, Jack only focuses the important to satisfy his own desire. In the beginning of the novel, he wanted to be the leader however, the boys elected Ralph as the leader. His desire for power enhanced more after he become the leader for his hunters group and later become the “chief” of his own tribe. He leaves Ralph group and influenced the boys to be in his tribe by using “beast” as his subject matter. Last but not least, we can also see the negative consequences of war.
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.
As the story unravels, Jack started to take advantage, he saw the breaking point of Ralph and the rules, the boys did not want to work “I’ve been working with Simon. No one else. They’re off bathing”. When Jack acknowledged that, he took the chance to attract the boys ' attention to him by giving them what they want (84). They wanted a fun and drama, and hunting seemed to solve their misery on the dull island.
One example of how Jack’s autocratic rule comes from violence and fear is how he reacts at the mere mention of the idea that his hunters are not as powerful as he believes. This is illustrated when Ralph, angry at Jack for letting the fire go out, expresses a negative opinion of Jack’s hunters, while Piggy, a logical thinker who supports Ralph, is nearby: “‘What about my hunters?’ ‘Boys armed with sticks.’ Jack got to his feet. His face was red as he marched away. Piggy put on his one glass and looked at Ralph. ‘Now you’ve done it.
He slowly becomes less aware of the rules, and, over time, cares less and less about the tribe and the chief. At one community meeting, after arguing with Ralph about the importance of hunting and rule following, Jack attacks Ralph, screaming, “‘Bollock to the rules! We’re strong - we hunt! If there’s a beast, we’ll hunt it down! We’ll close in and beat and beat and beat - !” (Golding 91).
Plot Summary Lord of the Flies is set on an unspecified tropical island. During a furious war, a British plane moving out a group of young boys from Britain crushes down over an uninhabited tropical island. In the beginning of the novel appear two boys, Ralph and Piggy, who after realizing that they are on a deserted island, start to look for the others. In their search for the others, they find a conch shell and Piggy suggests that they can use it as a horn to call the others. As Ralph blows out the horn shell, the rest of the boys start to straggle on the beach.
Lord of the Flies, by William Golding depicts the life of a group of kids who find themselves stranded on a deserted Island after their plane crashes in the Pacific Ocean. With no adult around, they were left to fend for a system of government to which they will all adhere to and will give them some sort of order as they lived there. While living on the Island they encountered a beast who they were afraid of a beast somewhere on the Island but had never seen in person. So they decided to build a signal fire using the glasses of a boy named Piggy. Seeking for any help possible they could get but weren’t able to attain any.
This protection was needed to shield them from bad weather, lurking danger, or simply to provide them shelter and a place to rest. They spent several days travelling down river and developed a routine whereby they would hide by day and travel by night. Huck soon found himself contemplating whether he should turn Jim in or remain loyal to the fact that he said he would do no such thing. Huck appeared to have compassion towards Jim because in some ways he could relate being as though his home environment was not the best situation either. Although Huck was surrounded by slaveowners as he grew up, he decided to make his own decisions regarding the way he would treat Jim.