Persuasive Essay On Lord Of The Flies

956 Words4 Pages

A discord call late at night, nobody’s watching and all the boys are unfiltered savages who say anything. Acting like animals, with no adults, no supervisors, and no mercy. Lord of the flies by William Golding, a young adult fiction, depicts 7 main characters Ralph, Piggy, Roger, Jack, Simon, Sam, and Eric. These boys are all stuck on an island by themselves with no grown-ups and little to no guidance. They establish one common leader, in the beginning, Ralph who is described to be the most attractive. Jack, another main character, tries to fight for that same leadership role but ends up using the superstition of an unknown beast to dissolve the island into mayhem. Therefore, Jack Merridew should be blamed for the chaos and eventual destruction …show more content…

For instance, Jack starts to notice that Ralph is saying things like Piggy and isn’t using his own thoughts and opinions, “Ralph is like Piggy. He says things like Piggy. He isn’t a proper chief” (Golding 126). Jack seems to notice that Ralph is becoming like Piggy and isn’t voicing his own opinions. Personally, this is unfair because as a leader you should not be seeking guidance and taking someone else's words as your own. Jack sees an opportunity to voice his thoughts against Ralph. In addition, Jack during the assembly gets mad that Ralph called his hunters boys armed with sticks. He tries to get this to the attention of the other boys so they realize Ralph thinks they are foolish. Jack and Ralph say “What about my hunters?” “Boys armed with sticks.” Jack got up to his feet. His face was red as he marched away.”(Golding 125).Ralph doesn't respect Jack’s hunters who Jack values and thinks are very capable. The chief of the tribe saying this makes Jack feel angry, a leader should encourage his people and his hunters instead of angering them. Putting Jack up to a final notch. Clearly, Ralph is looking to be better for the group as he is trying to create shelter …show more content…

Ralph is looking out for all the boys by mentioning the fire and rescue, Jack using the feast to lure all of the boys in one gathering cast a vote to have the leader of the island. Jack isn’t concerned about rescue or getting off the island but instead wants leadership over the whole island. In short, Jack is leading the boys away from the main objective, putting a carrot on the stick and the pig follows as they slowly devolve into savages. However, some readers consider Ralph to be responsible for the chaos and destruction because Ralph wasn’t a fit leader who could properly control the boys on the island. Although this may be true, Jack was the one provoking Ralph, causing the chaos ultimately. Therefore, When Ralph and his tribe are going to confront Jack he forgets about the smoke, Piggy and Ralph say, “Course we have. ‘Cos smoke’s a signal and we can’t be rescued if we don’t have smoke.” “I knew that!” shouted Ralph. He pulled his arm away from Piggy. “Are you suggesting-?” “I’m jus’ saying what you always say,” said PIggy hastily. “I’d thought for a moment--” “I hadn’t,” said Ralph loudly. “I Knew it all the time. I hadn’t forgotten” (Golding 173). Ralph is forgetting about the main objective of what they are going to Castle Rock for. Ralph is getting sidetracked and I feel like he is really only going to establish that he is the chief of the

Open Document