Unlike Ralph's peaceful, democratic leadership, Jack believes in violence as a way to rule. Jack uses anarchism, the absence of government, as his method of winning over the boys and convincing them to leave Ralph. When Jack is originally unsuccessful as convincing the boys to convert over to his own methods, he resorts to savagery in order to become successful in gaining power and sovereignty over the boys. Jack's disrespect, desire to hunt, and violent tendencies are all ways in which he gains and maintains power over the converted boys. 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.
He gives in to this enemy at times, playing “a game” with Jack and the hunters, and participates in Simon’s death dance. Ralph undergoes major changes in the novel and is left crying at his new discovery of how evil people can be at the end. Just like Ralph, Jack is all about the rules. He is a natural leader, but unlike Ralph, wants all the power for himself. Jack is clearly Dove 2 hurt when Ralph is given authority over him.
Throughout the story the two opposites of civilization and savagery, are represented through the two main characters, Ralph and Jack. The two battle, Ralph, the one who represents civilization, battles for reason, moral importance, and the value of the good of the group. While Jack, the boy who symbolizes savages, battles just for pure power.When one gratifies their immediate wants and puts himself or herself in front of everyone else, it creates not only an uncivilized society but savagely one In order to attain and keep power, Jack uses the “beast” so he can provide the other boys with a false sense of protection. This way Jack got his desire of power but made the others act on their savage instincts that the “beast” represents. Jack desires absolute power, for absolute power the forces of opposition need to be destroyed.
He thinks of building shelters to protect them and to start a fire for their rescue. He becomes friend with Piggy, the fat boy that receives taunts and teases from the other boy, and gets used to rely on Piggy's intellectual reasoning. Ralph is brave when the occasion presents it, but he really miss for the secure world of adults, especially when order starts to break down on the island. He dreams about a rescue and insists that the signal fire always has to burn so that they can be seen. Ralph considers that the main reason for the disorder on the island is Jack, the antagonist and representation of evil in the novel.
Right here Jack already tries to imply that his choir is more savage than the rest of the boys by calling them hunters. Secondly, Jack once again expresses his need for control by going against the rules that were instilled among the boys in the beginning of the book. Jack says, “Bollocks to the rules! Were strong- we hunt…we’ll close in and beat and beat and beat,” (Golding 99). The excessive control demonstrated by the boys undoubtedly supports the idea that humans are innately evil, and it is also shown in many other ways such as how the boys mistreat each other.
When Cole is banished to the island, he is filled with a whirlpool of swirling rage. In the novel, Touching Spirit Bear, by Ben Mikaelsen, Cole Mathews is a misled young man, who has a knack for getting himself into trouble. Raised by his abusive father and alcoholic mother, Cole’s personality is built upon a foundation of anger and pain. All of these unaddressed emotions cause Cole to commit crimes and bully other kids. With nobody to tell him otherwise, Cole convinces himself that neither of his parents want him.
His power was very strong in the beginning of the novel but as Jack began to rebel against Ralph, the rest of the boys went along with him. Jack wanted the power from the beginning of the novel. Jack wanted everyone to vote for him while the other boys nominated Ralph to be their leader. He had a small amount of power with his hunters at the start but as the time on the island progressed, he bribed people with food and threatened them to gain more. Ralph pushed Piggy to one side.
But why do the boy’s efforts to create a civilisation on the island fail? ! The boys elected Ralph as the leader. However, Jack still managed to rise to power which was one of the reasons why the civilisation failed. Jack becomes very popular amongst the boys because of his ability to hunt and the courage he has to kill a live animal with his own bare hands.
TTGiselle Nevarez 10/13/12 Period 2 An Uncivilized World Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage’s whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men. In the Lord of the Flies by William Golding, it is proven that the lack of civilization can cause a person to become savage. In his novel, Golding shows how a group of British young boys try to survive in an island, after a plane incident, without civilization.
He uses it against them so he can take advantage of their vulnerability and control them. It symbolizes the savagery inside of every person. Only Simon realizes that they fear the beast because it exists inside of them. The existence of the beast is born out of the boys’ behavior and continues to grow with their ferocity. When it begins to storm, Jack instructs his tribe to do their hunting dance.