Jack And Ralph Relationship In Lord Of The Flies

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The Lord of the Flies is a novel about two dozen boys who are stranded on a deserted island during World War II. In The Lord of the Flies, Ralph and Jack’s relationship directly affects tribal decisions and development. Jack and Ralph’s differences in opinion, development of savagery, competitive mind set and fight for power cause difficulty within the tribe.

Jack and Ralph’s negative relationship develops there differences in opinion. Jack doesn’t take it serious that his pig hunters are not contributing to building the forts. “We want meat.” “Well, we haven’t got any yet. And we need shelters.” (Golding 51). Jack does not understand the importance of having the shelters built as much as Ralph does. Likewise, Jack neglects the fire in order to go on a pig hunt. This causes a ship to not notice and to bypass the island. “There was a ship. Out there you said you’d keep the fire going and you let it out!” (Golding 70). Jack doesn’t see the importance in the rescue fire and neglects the job he was given by Ralph. Ralph makes the rule that the only fire allowed, is the one on top of the mountain. (Golding 81). This insures that the hunters keep the fire going because they will need it to cook pigs. Ralph does not see the importance of catching pigs as Jack does and only sees the importance of their rescue. In conclusion, Jack and Ralph neglect one another’s priorities, leading the development of a negative relationship.
As the boys spend more time on the island, they lose
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