In the novel Lord of the Flies, by William Golding. The most Important characters, Ralph and Jack will not stop arguing until they get there way. They are some of the oldest boys. Their personalities are very different. Jack is a more savagery character who represents the violence and evil of human existence. Ralph, on the other hand, is almost acting like an adult figure.
He is charming, smart, and uses common sense. Of the two, Jack, won’t give up until he is the leader, nothing will get in his way. The boys on the island prefer the way that Ralph’s rules over the way Jack rules the island. Both of them are civilized English schoolboys who know the difference between right and wrong.
The fight will not ever end until someone steps up or backs down. Only one man can be the leader.These boys are so different based on how they contribute to the other boys on the island.
Ralph and Jack are vastly different in their leadership ideas, intellectual views, and how they are defined by others.As viewed by others, Ralph is running a democracy where everyone’s ideas are accepted and could possibly help the boys get off of the island. Ralph is very civilized and caring he has a procedure for everything he does. When people would like to share their ideas they use the conch shell which allows them to share their ideas, as stated by Ralph“I’ll give the conch to the next person to speak. He can hold it when he’s speaking and he won’t be interrupted.” (Golding 31).
As shown, Ralph is willing to benefit the group as a whole. On the other hand, Jack runs more of a disorganized, hostile leadership environment that no boys want to be involved with. As shown in Chapter 7, Jack continues to cut down Ralph saying he is a scared of the beast, he doesn’t help the group, and he likes Piggy.Jack was doing everything he could to win over the leadership of the island.
This shows that jacks selfishness will get the best of him. Ralph and Jack …