Especially one as dire and consequential as the boys are put in. Ralph and Jack take it very different ways. While Ralph tries to keep the peace and fails his attempts to sustain civilization, Jack quickly hops on the well-I-guess-we-are-stuck-here train and forms a small tribe of choir boys who stab pigs with sharp sticks. Both have the qualities of a leader. Ralph focuses on the diplomacy and peace but Jack is closer to a savage, ready to survive rather than thrive which is the start of both boys conflict.
Jack is always wanting to go hunting and have a more savage “tribe”, while Ralph wishes to keep the group civilized and neat. Because they both have contrary beliefs, they butt heads and disagree very often. Readers can see this play out when a few boys (Including Ralph and Jack, who’re the main two arguing) who went off to decide if they need to let Piggy know what’s going on. “Jack cleared his throat and spoke in a queer, tight voice. ‘We mustn’t let anything happen to Piggy, must we?’” (117).
Jack focuses his descisions on his wants over other needs. He lets the fire go out to hunt because hunting quells his want to feel important. Jack doesnt take their situation seriously. He is so focused on being better than Ralph and showing him one up that he spends no time thinking about how theyre going to get off the island. As
“Papa, we have to go back, we aren’t going to leave him there” (McCarthy, 275). The Boy’s protests compelled The Man to go back and return the thief’s items. When The Man tries to assure The Boy that he “wasn’t going to kill him.” The Boy replies: “But we did kill him” (McCarthy, 279). The unintended learning from this is how The Boy’s understanding has diverged from his father, the Man. The Boy doesn’t understand the need to hurt others in any circumstances, even when they may pose danger to their survival or have already hurt them.
Who will join my tribe?” This shows that Jack is manipulating the boys by not giving them an option. He is almost telling them that if you don’t go with me, my hunters won't protect you or get you food. This is one of Jack strategies to build up his group. He doesn’t care about the well-being of the boys though he main focus is just being in charge. When Ralph was in charge of the group Jack was very upset and mad.
Ralph putting his foot down and being stricter, “because [he’s] chief,” just causes them to disagree with him more. Because Ralph’s attempt at forming a democracy fails, he tries to be more controlling, but this just further causes the boys to disobey him and forget about the goals that are the most important for them all. Because Ralph is not able to successfully establish a direct democracy or convince the boys to be interested in the common good, as Rousseau believes is necessary for a functional society, the result is that Jack seizes power to form his own tribe of savagery, the boys fall into corruption, and the general will is completely lost. Thomas Hobbes’ view on human nature is more pessimistic, arguing that humans are intrinsically evil and should allow strong governments to keep them from descending into violence (Robison), a view that seems to mirror Goulding’s. Because the boys eventually stop accepting Ralph as their leader, the power-hungry Jack takes over and the island falls into a state of chaos.
Ralph starts to get frustrated seeing that no one else is helping in building the huts. He is upset that they make all of these plans during the meetings and barely anyone actually does the work. He is trying to create shelters, but Jack thinks that hunting is a bigger priority. The conch shell represented the fairness and democracy of civilization, while the “beast” and the drive to hunt for it shows the savage, impulse controlled feeling in society. Throughout the chapters the value of the “beast” starts going up while the conch shell starts becoming history.
In the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding, many young boys became stranded on a deserted island without any grownups. In the beginning, Ralph, the leader, warns everyone about the importance of having a fire with smoke in order for ships to find them. Not everyone agrees with his philosophy though; some think finding food is a more urgent matter. These boys create their own tribe led by a young boy named Jack. Through the development of Jack Merridew’s characterization, the author shows that humans will succumb to their animalistic ways when they do not have a set government.
All of these events were unnecessary to the survival of the boys’ and actually resulted in unwanted deaths and situations. All of the boys decisions can’t be blamed on their own human instincts, they were choices they made on their own selfish accord. Rodger represents the class bully in Lord of the Flies. He abuses and torments the little kids on the island by exhibiting: Roger gathered a handful of stones and began to throw them. Yet there was a space round Henry, perhaps six yards in diameter, into which he dare not throw.
'.” The boy obviously didn't want to go home because he didn't like his lifestyle because it was to boring and being out in the woods was an adventure to him that he didn't want to end.Also the boy said something that made the two men a little worried.”It's an awful thing to hear a strong, desperate, fat man scream incontinently in a cave at daybreak.I jumped up to see what the matter was. Red Chief was sitting on Bill's chest, with one hand twined in Bill's hair. In the other he had the sharp case-knife we used for slicing bacon; and he was industriously and realistically trying to take Bill's scalp, according to the sentence that had been pronounced upon him the evening before.”The men are afraid that the boy will do something dangerous to them but they know that he won't leave because he enjoys the woods to much but the men are still a little