Ralph And Jack In William Golding's Lord Of The Flies

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In the book Lord Of the Flies two British boys, ralph and jack are stuck on an island this situation exemplifies their differences In the aspect of who they are, what they want and why they want it. On that island, their own society is created their president is elected. Between the two leaders the novel 's antagonist and protagonist one elected by the people while the other elected by force both with different intentions to use their power and leadership but common in being the leader of a small island that is now theirs. jack is arrogant and dangerous he cares for no one but himself, he continuously forgets his responsibilities to hunt, he uses his power arbitrarily and wants what he doesn 't need. Ralph, on the other hand, is responsible he constantly maintains the idea that they all need to be rescued and he respects his power nd everyone…show more content…
"The fair skinny boy"(pg 7-9) with nice long hair called ralph is now the leader by his side one of the bigguns; he is fat with glasses he portrays intelligence and wisdom his name is piggy. The book says "the fat boy waited to be asked his name in return but his proof of acquaintance was not made." (pg. 10) While in power ralph elects jack as the head hunter and his choir as mini hunters to appease his approach to being the leader after humiliation when he tried to immediately force his leadership. In the beginning, Ralph and jack were in co-ordination they both wanted to set rules for the society in progress. The democratic leader is one of many heroes in the book. He sets good examples by leading fairly and thinking about everyone during his power. He sets rules for and organized life on the island. He sets a rule that anyone with the conch will be able to speech. Ralph is 12 years old his main goal as leader was to make a fire to create smoke as a symbol for them to be rescued and make shelter pg 38 "A fire make a fire." And pg 80"The fire is the most important thing on the island. How can we ever be rescued except by
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