In an environment with a lack of structured government involved in a chaotic situation, the most efficient leadership approach would be an autarch that enforces a tyrannical regime. As a result of the children being forced into an environment with a complete lack of the commonplace societal regulations, Jack’s despotic style is ideal to the children’s predicament because Jack’s immediate diktat provides him with the obedience from the children needed in such a precarious situation. Jack has a particular talent for getting the boys on the island feeling a certain way and plays these emotions to his advantage to get immediate results. While Ralph is attempting to calmly provide a solution to getting rescued from the island, Jack immediately attempts to shift the power from Ralph to
Piggy is one of the first characters introduced in the novel, and he is described as "the fat boy", which encourages the reader to like him and sympathize towards him, even if nobody else does. Piggy proves to have a great deal of importance as his knowledge and common sense is profound compared to the other boys among him. For example, he is the first to recognize that their chances of rescue are very slim, he knows very well that the beast isn't real, and his ideas of survival surpass the other boy’s plans. Throughout the novel, Piggy remains wise, but this voice of wisdom is ignored. It is clear only in the book that Piggy is intellectually superior and physically inferior.
Most importantly, Jack's disrespect towards the other boys makes him fearful to the others, and therefore the boys feel obligated to follow his orders if they want to avoid consequences. "'The thing is --- fear can't hurt you any more than a dream. There aren't any beasts to be afraid of on this island.... Serve you right if something did get you, you useless lot of cry-babies!" (Golding 82).
"The sow staggered her way ahead of them, bleeding and mad, and the hunters followed, wedding to her in lust, excited by the long chase and the dropped blood" (Golding, 125). Finally, they caught up to the pig, and "Roger ran round the heap, prodding with his spear whenever pig flesh appeared. Jack was on top of the sow stabbing downward with his knife...Then Jack found the throat and the hot blood spouted over his hands...He giggled and flicked them while the boys laughed at his reeking palms" (Golding, 125). Jack then started to "lug out the hot bags of colored guts" (Golding, 126). This is an example of how savage the boys had truly become.
In brief, the novel, Lord Of The Flies by William Golding, shows that without adults on the island, the boys became vicious, disorderly, and evil. The ironic rescue at the end of the book shows that the boys are not only savages. After all, the adults who rescued them were engaged in their own war. That was the main reason why the boys ended up on the island in the first place. Although it may look as if the boys are doing something adults wouldn't have let them to do, they did almost exactly what the adults would have made them do back in society.
Huck does this rather than spend another night with his father. As a result, it brings the question of what to really accept looking at his side of things. Huck is a very smart boy as told earlier. He gets slashed in the side by things and events that go around on him. He has to heal the wounds by making up stories, which results in
He then has to learn from both internal and external conflicts that occur at and make him into a better person, into a person that becomes a loyal friend, one that wants to save himself and the other boys, even though they don’t want to listen to him, everything he does he wants to save them, but make them into better boys, not act like savages. In the beginning Ralph had a very big responsibility as the chief and is leader of all the boys on the island, Ralph starts out showing the boys that he’s tough, he even lets himself make fun of Piggy, call him names, make him look stupid because of his weight. What Ralph doesn’t know is that soon he will need his help, and Piggy is going to be the only one standing by him, and seeing the truth, that the only way to service is in peace and order. Throughout the novel, Ralph learns to create a sable and peaceful society for the boys to live in, he tries to teach them the right thing, and that the fire is the only thing that can save them all, but Jack wants powers, and won’t stop until he gets it, this all tests Ralph and
When Jack finds out there are animals on the island, he wants to hunt them. Although the boys are still civilized and want rescue, “Rescue? Yes, of course! All the same, I’d like to catch a pig first-,” (Golding 53). Jack’s inner savagery begins to show almost right away.