Ralph, Jack, And The Littluns: The Game Changers

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Ralph, Jack, and “The Littluns”: The Game Changers As soon as Ralph blew the conch, gathering the boys around him, they decided to keep order by establishing a system in the hopes of having a chance to be rescued. A power struggle between Ralph and Jack had split the votes, but in the end, Ralph was crowned as chief. This society seemed as though it was solid under Ralph’s genuine leadership, but with differing opinions and views of what was really important, this society treaded towards rough waters. The author made a point to the reader that each character had a specific job in helping the civilization: Jack was the power hungry hunter, Ralph was the motivated leader, and the “Littluns” was the lower class with the biggest population. Many boys followed the peculiar noise through the island and gathered around Ralph. It was decided right there that he was the leader, and there was no way out now. “… there was a stillness about Ralph as he sat that marked him out: there was his size, and attractive appearance; and most obscurely, yet most powerfully, there was the conch” (23). Ralph held the conch, the very symbol that brought the boys together. Many rules were established by Ralph with the help of other older boys. To this ragtag civilization, he was the very representation of the law. The first impression of…show more content…
The society they built within the first meeting held every boy accountable for something within the group, to keep it fair. Whether it was a huge role like Jack leading the tribe or a smaller role like the Littluns holding the power in numbers as the lower class, every role was important. The author made a point to the reader that each character had a specific job in helping the civilization; Jack was the power hungry hunter, Ralph was the motivated leader, and the “Littluns” was the lower class with the biggest

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