Differences Between Jack And Ralph In Lord Of The Flies

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“Is a group truely affected by their leader?” This question is suitable for the people from different levels, whatever you are children, students, or adults. People always stay in many groups from diverse aspects, and the leader of one group always act a decisive role. In the novel “Lord of the flies”, the author, William Golding creates two main characters, which are two young teenagers called Ralph and Jack. The story takes place at an uninhabited island with not adults in there. A group of young boys try to survive by using different methods. Thus, two groups are Ralph’s civilized group and Jack’s savage group. The story focuses on the conflict that exists between these two groups. The similarities and differences between these two groups’…show more content…
They own different opinion on how to live on the island, which clearly expose their diverse leadership style. Ralph always comes up with some ideas to let the boys become easier to be rescued. He has the group build a fire on the mountain so that when a ship goes by they will see the signal fire and come to rescue the boys. Ralph creates a stable and peaceful society for the children live. The boys are all having something to do under his control and people can come up with their ideas in the meeting whatever they are. It is more democratic to stay in Ralph's group. For Jack's savage group, he is more likely to act a dictator in his group. He likes to force people to do something and everyone should listen to him. He thinks that hunting and having fun are the most important things. The boys in his group become cruel, just like himself. They take wood sticks every time and go hunting everywhere. The boys lost their civilization after join Jack’s group. The evil of humanity is clearly shown from Jack's…show more content…
Both of them have abilities to lead a group. However, they show different ways to manage their group which let their group develop to civilization style and savagery style separately. It also exposed the democratic personality and authoritative personality of theses two leaders respectively. From these three aspects, it is clearly that Ralph is a better leader than Jack, the group he leads can have a easeful life without fighting and bulling between each other. William Golding uses Ralph and the group he created to represent the civilization and peaceful society, while Jack and his group are used to represent the aggressive and cruel
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