Ralph Lord Of The Flies Quote Analysis

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Imagine you're falling out of a plane, children screaming, and no adults in sight. You’re left stranded alone with children you've never met before. Someone must lead to survive. Who's it going to be? This exact situation takes place in the novel, Lord of the Flies, which faces two young boys against each other in a competition to be the chief. These boys, Jack and Ralph, both fight for dominance during this novel, whilst grappling with their egos and desires. Ralph is the superior leader in, “Lord of the Flies,” due to his prioritizing the group’s welfare and emphasizing reason over primal instinct. Ralph's leadership prioritizes the group's welfare, he says “We've got to have special people for looking after the fire. Any day there may be a ship out there...”(Golding 33) This quote shows that Ralph is dedicated to getting off the island and uses …show more content…

Not only that but he also offers protection. While that is true Jack has one main problem, tunnel vision, he becomes obsessed with killing. Golding writes “The mask was a thing on its own, behind which Jack hid, liberated from shame and self-consciousness.”(Golding 48) This quote highlights the fact that during expeditions that Jack and his tribe went on, wearing that mask allowed him to adopt the idea of becoming more savage and animalistic. This caused Jack to become obsessed with hunting, forfeiting any attempts to get off the island. On the other hand, Ralph said “We’ve got to have rules and obey them. After all, we’re not savages.” This shows his maturity of Ralph, and how he understands the discipline he must have to maintain a civilization. Ralph establishes discipline, and order, and shows affection towards the other boys. Prioritizing the group's welfare, Jack is becoming more and more savage, thinks less of others, and thirsts for

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