At the beginning of the story, Ralph gives Jack authority and power, so there there is equality within the group. Also, Ralph never followed the idea of hunting, because he thought it was savage, but soon learns to appreciate hunting when a boar attacked the group, and Ralph kills it. Evaluation of Behavior (your thoughts): He very well uses his power and his good looks to become the leader. He shows much civilized characteristics compared to Jack. He always goes ahead of the group, and pushes himself to do something that he doesn’t want to for the greater good.
Another example of when Simon demonstrates empathy to others is on page 74, when Jack uses the pig meat as a way to manipulate the boys and gain power. At first, Jack deprives Piggy of meat because he sees him as a
Meanwhile piggy dose not belive there is a beast, jack continues to shove the fear of the beast down everyones throats and manipulating the boys so he can gain more power and control over the
One of them is Ralph, who makes rules like a civilized person and makes jobs for the boys to do. The other is Jack who is more into hunting pigs to prove himself as a good hunter, like a savage person. He makes the rules but doesn’t follow them at all. This is shown when Jack ordered all his tribe member including Samneric, even though they were on the duty to keep the fire going, to join in the hunt. Jack said “The rest are making a line.
Piggy nodded propitiatingly” (Golding 174). Piggy is trying to satisfy and calm Ralph since he is able to see that Ralph is losing his leadership skills. Fear is setting into Ralph because he is neglecting the fire and is beginning to accept the island as somewhere he will stay. Through Ralph the pull and instinct to lean into destruction becomes more noticeable in the story.
On one side Jack has let his violent side show. At point in the novel the rescue fire went out and the boys were not able to signal a passing ship. The fire went out because of Jack and his hunters hunting instead of watching the fire. Thus proving he had become more concerned with killing pigs than being rescued.
Odysseus knew it himself that he and his men may not be able to get through this big of an obstacle, but he just pushed them forward. This shows an act of foolishness as leader because he did not notify his men of the dangerous obstacle coming towards him, but just keeps put to leave his men to fend for themselves. An example of Odysseus’ arrogance is when Odysseus brags to Cyclops and yells out, “O Cyclops! Would you feast on my companions? Puny am I, in a Caveman’s hands?
When Jack wanted hunt, he was worried that no one thought he could, that people thought that he was weak. He pushed himself to kill the pig and became obsessed. Jack was obsessed with the power it made him feel and the power that he thought he inherited with the group. When Jack pauses the first time they went hunting, it's proof that he couldn’t kill at first, he had to become “zoned” in and disassociate himself with the actual hunting before he could make his first kill. Once he overcame his fear of killing his humanity, he was able to not only kill pigs, but also kill people, and be okay with it.
Jack originally being an innocent twelve year old choir boy eventually becomes a beast. He begins by wanting to take charge and rebelling against those in charge. His biggest concern becomes hunting for pigs and the beast instead of getting off the island. Lastly, after killing his first pig he soon develops the character of a beast because he becomes so blood thirsty and all he wants to do is kill. Thus, demonstrating that Jack is a character who helps develop the theme of a lack of innocence by his significant
As shown in Chapter Seven of The Lord of The Flies Ralph tries to kill the pig on instinct showing the evil within him. Ralph was always trying to tell Jack not to focus on killing the pigs so much as if it was a sign of evil and he was trying to be good, but then he goes and attacks at a pig on instinct. Ralph says, “I hit him,” (113) full of excitement. He threw the spear on instinct, then once he realized he had hit the pig, almost killing it that is when he got excited. This is showing even though people are taught to do the right things and stay away from the evil there is somehow an evil beast
Speaking to the Lord of the Flies, Simon tells that “you knew … I’m part of you? Close, close, close!”. Looking to the supposed “beast” right in the face, he knows that it is the fear and the evil that has caused the disorder on the island. Even if he knows the truth, heads off in the dark for the feast that Jack has prepared for the boys. However, the boys at the feast are still fearful of the fictitious beast and mistake Simon as it.
So watch; and be careful” (177) Jack not even saying he was at fault in Simon’s death, instead says that Simon was actually the beast, to keep the boys under control with fear. Jack is a devious person who goes into the deep end of savagery after having no rules to follow and becomes a pseudo
In Lord of the Flies by William Golding, the two main characters, Ralph and Jack, create two very different societies. Despite the fact that Jack isn’t the initial chief, he uses the boys’ desires and fear to lure in the boys to create a society of his own. His society consist of access to basic needs, good organisation and authority. The boys on the island tend to follow Jack because he provides them with access to basic needs. “Has everyone eaten as much as they want?”