Savagery In Lord Of The Flies Analysis

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Throughout Lord of the Flies Ralph and Jack’s rivalry and power struggle clearly represents the influential struggle between order and savagery, each being the spokesperson for either side respectively. As time progresses in the novel so does Jack’s ability and influence increase, while Ralph’s influence decreases. As this is happening each side is on par with the influence each respective side has on the island. “the freckles on Jack’s face disappeared under a blush of mortification”(23). This quote shows the embarrassment Jack felt losing to Ralph in the election. However Ralph had only won because order was the most influential thing at the time. But as time goes on that influence decreased as order became less and less appealing. The contrast is extremely significant from the start and the end. By the end of the novel, as time had passed and savagery influence natural grew Ralph became a public enemy out of spite for ordered life. Throughout the novel there are key moments in which savagery can be seen making quick and large strides for influence through Jack. This is because of savageries fun and appeal in the boys current environment. “There was the brilliant world of hunting, tactics, fierce exhilaration, skill; and there was the world of longing and baffled commonsense”(71). This quote literally expresses some of the main distinctions between Jack and Ralph’s thinking as well as the benefits of each ideology. This was the first event in which savagery took a step
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