Compare the Relationship Between Ralph and Jack Throughout ‘Lord of the Flies’

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‘Lord of the Flies’ is a novel written by William Golding which follows the story of a group of school boys, the survivors of a plane crash, who find themselves isolated on a desert island, waiting to be rescued.

Ralph is first introduced as “The boy with the fair hair” who looks up to his father. Ralph starts off as a rational character and attempts to maintain his rationality throughout the novel. This sense of rationality is expressed at a point in the beginning of the novel when Ralph says “Seems to me we ought to have a chief to decide things” and expresses his rational approach to how the boys could be civil and enforce law in order. He is also the finder of the conch which is symbolic of democracy and this is …show more content…

The conch is vital in the relationship between Ralph and Jack. This is because, as you already know, the conch is symbolic of democracy which is the one of the aspects that Ralph is in favour of. As Jack becomes more savage, the conch’s powers diminish-“Jack was the first to make himself heard. He had not got the conch and thus spoke against the rules; but nobody minded”

Hunting and the fire had

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