In the book Lord of the Flies by William Golding, Ralph and Jack clash constantly over maintaining a mimicry of a proper English societal structure or discarding it in favor of a more wild and chaotic way of life. Golding uses Ralph to represent the civilization the boys left behind; for all intents and purposes, Ralph represents nurture. Throughout the book he is swayed by the call of the wild, but remains tethered to the idea of rescue and upholding the societal standards previously taught to him. ‘Ralph too was fighting to get near, to get a handful of that brown, vulnerable flesh.
Power can also create violence among the group of people. It can also destroy the relationship between people violently. According to Golding, chapter 11 is the chapter that relationship between Ralph and Jack are completely broken. They have the violent conflict with each other. In addition, from the quote “Jack shouted angrily ‘I said ‘grab them’!’”
Envision this: you’re a young schoolboy on an island with other boys your age, no parents, and a beast. What could this beast possibly be though? In Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, young schoolboys have run away from their homes to fend-off rules and wind up coming in contact with a beast. This beast evolves throughout the story and appears to symbolize a multitude of things.
Jack’s conflicts with humanity and himself heavily contributed to his corruption and the downfall of the society on the island. Throughout the time on the island Jack became motivated by jealousy and hatred. Ever since the very first day on the island, Jack has been jealous of Ralph. Jack’s resentment towards Ralph grew as the time on the island did.
“Piggy and Ralph, under the threat of the sky, found themselves eager to take a place in this demented but partly secure society. They were glad to touch the brown backs of the fence that hemmed in the terror and made it governable” (152). This quote is from “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding. A group of young boys are dumped onto an island while being a part of an air attack. While waiting to be rescued, they the boys find themselves losing what civilization they had in them.
He becomes one of the prominent leadership figures and his interest in establishing a society aligns with Ralph’s, the first elected leader, but he shows a propensity for aggressive behavior by yelling that it would "serve [them] right if something did get [them], you useless lot of cry-babies!" (Golding 64). Choosing to attack the young boys for their fears plays into Jack’s fanaticism about his nearly-embraced island life. Becoming defensive about what he is doing for the group, he attacks the same people he attempts to govern. Later, the ideological differences between Jack and Ralph prove too great, and Jack sets fire to the island in his bid to kill him, “smoke...seeping through the branches in white and yellow wisps, the patch of blue sky overhead turned to the color of a storm cloud” (152).
The people before us, the natives to our land were ‘savage’. The people before us wore war paint, they hunted and killed, they even had human sacrifices. They had leaders, the ones who were the chief of the tribes or clans. So what makes the young boy’s so different from our natives? In lord of the flies by William Golding there were boys who came from a very ‘domesticated’ lifestyle.
and that is what was happening to Jack he was bloodthirst to kill Ralph when they both started to challenge each other when they didn’t get along. The other side of the argument is that everyone argues and that we people don’t turn savage. But the argument that the boys were competing with each other that made the boys more savage is still true. The key point is that they are in a society where they would eventually turn savage from competing with each other people they don’t have a daily basis like us regular humans
[Ralph] is like Piggy. He says things like Piggy. He isn’t a proper chief”[ Golding, 138]. By saying this, Jack is showing the other boys that to survive you need to hunt and be strong, not use your brain. This paints a negative image in the little boys and about Ralph and Piggy, resulting in Jack looking like the best.
Ralph, The True Leader In the adventurous novel, Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, many young English boys battle for survival on an uninhabited island. While they were on their plane leaving their home, England, they suddenly crash onto this island. All of the boys meet up during a meeting and they vote Ralph as chief over Jack. This creates constant conflict between Ralph and Jack because they have totally different opinions on what to do.
Jack says that he is unwilling to be a part of Ralph’s group any longer. This goes to show that he has left the civilized part of him behind in favor of his savage side. If Jack had stayed with the civilized boys, then the two groups would still be as one and the conflict between the Jack and Ralph would not have reached the high peaking point of which it
Being under a dictatorship can demolish any kind of sanity one has. Now Ralph has realized what power and manipulation can do to one person. He never intentionally plans on becoming a savage, and unfortunately, he misses his dignity. In response, Boyd comments, “It is rather the coming of an awareness of darkness, of the evil in man’s heart that was present in the children all along” (Boyd 27). His elaboration explains how the beast was not only in Ralph but in all of the young boys.
In the book The Lord of the Flies we can see that many conflicts happen while the kids are in the island, most of these conflicts are struggled to be solved. The main conflict and the one that I 'm going to be talking about is the conflict between Ralph and Jack, were both boys compete for power. Ralph is more civilized and tries to make a fire and build tents while Jack is more of a savage who uses violence and wants to hunt all the time. Its is easy to see that in this literary piece the author uses many conflicts to make the reader visualize wants happening in the island. Ralph is voted by the boys to be the leader of the group, in the book he represents leadership, civilization and order.
Throughout the book we witness the power struggle between Jack and Ralph, we watch as Jack undermines Ralph's authority and gains control of the boys on the island. Jack's leadership is powerful, he understands how to coerce others into following him and is exceptional at controlling his crowd. Take for example him leading the crowd of hunters, “Kill the pig. Cut her throat. Spill her blood” (Golding 56).