After Jack’s intentional killing of Piggy, he responds violently, “‘...That’s what you’ll get! I meant that! There isn’t a tribe for you anymore...I’m chief!’” Viciously, with full intention, he hurled his spear at Ralph. The point tore the skin and flesh over Ralph’s ribs, then sheared off and fell in the water” (Golding 181). Jack’s jealousy of Ralph’s authority caused him to take away all of Ralph’s group members, and would lead him to wanting to ultimately take him down.
"Now we can really decide what's what." This shows that by Jack leaving, it helped anyone who believed in the rules laid out to do their part and to get things done. Jack did not help with the rules in the slightest, going against anything that was said. This brings me to my next point; Jack believed in destruction and did not care if he hurt people. Before Piggy dies, there is an argument between Jack and Ralph saying, " Which is better, Law and rescue, or hunting and breaking things up?"
Piggy remained loyal to Ralph even after Jack usurped power and the majority of the boys joined Jack's tribe. With Piggy dead and Samneric taken captive, Ralph is completely on his own and left to fend for himself. Ralph feels hopeless and tries to convince himself that what happened to Piggy was an accident. Eventually, Ralph can no longer deny the truth. Golding mentions that the deaths of Piggy and Simon lay over the island like a vapor when Ralph realizes that the boys will
10/13 Chapter 11 In this chapter Ralph called an assembly for Piggy to get his glasses back. Instead of some corroboration, Ralph and Piggy are pelted with stones and the conch is destroyed. When Ralph confronts Jack as a thief, they end up fencing each other and then Jack’s savages tie Piggy and Ralph. When they are fighting, Piggy falls off the side of the cliff he remains there not moving, dead. 10/15 Chapter 12 In this chapter Ralph and the twins scamper off to the shore line with two dead bodies that had died defending Ralph.
Knowing that a signal fire is necessary for them to be rescued, Ralph, Jack, and the rest of the children amass a pile of wood. Unfortunately, they have no matches, so Jack decides to grab Piggy’s glasses to help burn the wood. Instead of helping Piggy, “Ralph elbowed him to one side and knelt by the pile” (Golding 40). This shows that Ralph grows a dislike towards Piggy once he becomes the leader. At the start of the book, Ralph and Piggy are friends, but the moment Ralph gains power, he treats Piggy with animosity to show his dominance to everyone else.
Since Ralph said this, Piggy now feels betrayed because Raph is the only one who actually cares for him. Another good example is how Ralph protects Piggy from Jack. Besides calling Piggy out in the passage, Ralph is the
When Piggy was trying to reason with Jack to give him back his glasses, Roger lets loose a boulder that “struck Piggy a glancing blow from chin to knee […] Piggy, saying nothing, with no time for even a grunt, traveled through the air sideways from the rock, turning over as he went […] Piggy fell forty feet and landed on his back across the square red rock in the sea” (163). Piggy’s death was ironically cruel and barbaric during what was supposed to be a civilized, orderly plead to Jack showing that the innate evil of human nature will always overcome any attempts to remain civilized. Sadly, Jack tries to justify this and make a scapegoat out of Piggy by wildly screaming, “‘See? See? That’s what you’ll get!
Ralph and his friends were about to fight Jack and his tribe, when a boulder pushed by Roger came down and knocked Piggy off a cliff, to a gruesome death. After Piggy hit the ground and his body washed away into the sea, Jack jumped forward screaming at Ralph that he had no tribe and no power anymore. “‘I’m the chief’ Viciously with full intention he hurled his spear at Ralph. The point tore the skin and flesh over Ralph’s ribs, then sheared off and fell in the water.” (Golding 181). At this point Jack has completely lost his innocence because he wanted piggy dead and did not feel anything for piggy after he watched him die.
However this idea mostly backfires as Jack usually interrupts saying "Shut up Fatty." (page 18) The entire time they are trapped on the island, Ralph is determined to get rescued. He views a fire with a smoke signal to be the only way to be saved. Piggy's glasses are the only way the boys know to start a fire so this give him some degree of importance. Realizing Ralph's reliance on the fire and in otherways Piggy, Piggy begins to trust Ralph to protect him from Jack.
Jack is always wanting to go hunting and have a more savage “tribe”, while Ralph wishes to keep the group civilized and neat. Because they both have contrary beliefs, they butt heads and disagree very often. Readers can see this play out when a few boys (Including Ralph and Jack, who’re the main two arguing) who went off to decide if they need to let Piggy know what’s going on. “Jack cleared his throat and spoke in a queer, tight voice. ‘We mustn’t let anything happen to Piggy, must we?’” (117).