What Is the Difference in How Jack and Ralph Obtain Power? (Warning Spell Check Before Use)

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What is the difference in how Jack and Ralph obtain power? One of the main subjects of lord of the flies is the power struggle that brews on the island and how it affects the boys, this is apparent in the way that they act upon the chance to take control. Ralph obtains power by holding a vote, although Ralph does become the leader from the vote this was not his reasoning be hind the vote, he determined that a leader was needed for survival and did not try to make a power grab at the start, he was mearly but in a postion of power by the others. "Shut up,” said Ralph absently. He lifted the conch. “Seems to me we ought to have a chief to decide things.” “A chief! A chief!” This shows by the reaction of the others that they all agreed that this was a good idea, the fact that Raph suggested it probably aided him in becoming cheif but his goal was to try and increase the chance of survival on the island through order and a structured civilisation like they had at home. The word "Absently" makes it seem as though Ralph did not put much thought into what he said and that he just wanted to implement a system that was the same as the one they had always known, despite how little a young child would normally notice the impact of somone who rules over them, Ralph clearly knew that it would be necassery, almost by second nature. Jack obtains power through fear, he takes advantage of the fact that the young kids on the island believe there to be amonster present, and used it to scare them into following him. Ironically he also obtains power through Ralph, who at the start gives him control of the hunters, the groups source of 'precious meat' who jack then uses to bring the oler kids over to him with the promise of feasts every night. "I gave you food, said Jack, "and my hunters will protect you from the beast. Who will join my tribe?" This shows that despite Jack

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