LOTF Essay Final Draft
In the story Lord of the Flies, the theme, no one man should have all power, is conveyed. This theme can relate to modern day life all over the world. For example, the state of North Korea is terrible. The entire country is ruled by one man, Kim Jong il. It is a dictatorship, and life for everyone there is abominable. In the book Lord of the Flies life is similar. Ralph began as the dictator, having Jack as his main helper, but soon Jack revolted and tried to overthrow the chief. This is shown several times throughout the novel when Ralph and Jack, the main characters, fight over who should be chief, and argue about the biggest priorities, like keeping the fire going. The boys on the island become indecisive over who should be the ultimate ruler of the tribe, and if he should join him. Towards the end of the narrative, Ralph can be known as the only rational boy left on the island.
The second Ralph was elected as chief, tension between he and Jack emerged. Ralph temporarily saved himself by giving Jack a prominent role, leader of the hunters. This made Jack seem more important, he was given power by this key role. As Jack’s hunting skills increased he began to slay more pigs and the other members of the tribe looked up to him. He soon became a savage who tortured animals instead of killing them just for survival. The other children were attracted by this, and joined the savage group. Ralph struggled to maintain power because Jack only wanted to have fun and kill, while he wanted to have rules and order so they could be saved. “The suffusion drained away from Jack’s face. Ralph waved again for silence. “Jack’s in charge of the choir. They can be – what do you want them be?” “Hunters.” Jack and Ralph smiled at each other with shy liking. The rest began to talk eagerly”(23). Ralph and Jack are both have a craving for power, but they’re amount differs. The quote explains that Ralph is willing to share the power, but Jack quickly...
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