Contrasting ralph and jack in lord of the flies ralph and jack are both powerful and meaningful characters in william golding's novel, lord of the flies ralph is an excellent leader responsible, and stands for all that is good jack is a destructive hunter, selfish, and represents evil these two main characters can be. Together to both power systems that they mean different things for each of them the aim of this essay is to investigate the different kinds of symbols that are used in the novel, and to show how they are tied to its social power relations those symbols that i have found are always important items that either ralph or jack use. We meet jack, a power-loving, charismatic villain in 'lord of the flies' by william golding jack believes he should be the leader of the boys, but. There are always people who, in a group, come out with better qualities as a leader than others the strongest people however, become the greater influences. An essay exploring the theme of chaos versus civilization in william golding's novel lord of the flies, showing how civilized behavior disintegrates when instinct ralph represents law and democracy, piggy represents innovation and discovery, simon represents the natural goodness in humanity, jack represents tyranny. Throughout the novel, lord of the flies written by william golding, golding develops the theme of power through jack and ralph's different tactics with power, ralph's actions with power, and jack's commanding presence with power as ralph and jack take charge in the book, they have similarities and differences with.
Lord of the flies, written by william golding, has four very important dynamic characters a dynamic character is a character that develops and grows during the course of the story ralph, jack, piggy, and simon are four dynamic characters in lord of the flies that adapt to their new lifestyles in different ways jack is a very. The novel lord of the flies focuses on the conflict that exists between two competing impulses that golding, suggests exist within all humans these being the instinct to follow the rules, act in a peaceful manner and comply to moral commands compared to the instinct to act violently in order to gain control. Get an answer for 'compare and contrast jack's and ralph's characters in william golding's lord of the flies, using what others say and how others behave as well as jack's and ralph's actions thank you for any help that you can give ' and find homework help for other lord of the flies questions at enotes. Lord of the flies: letter to jack from piggy hey jack, i'm writing you this letter because i feel i have been treated unfairly you always make use of every occasion to mock me, humiliate me and ridicule me can't you see i am doing everything for the good of everyone i feel so helpless when you interrupt my carefully.
Note: the following essay by watertown high school ninth-grader saron nebiye was a winner in the inaugural penguin classics student scholarship essay contest, for which she will receive a $1000 college scholarship, plus a penguin classics deluxe library for the school fellow watertown high. The boys' belief in the monster gives lord of the flies religious undertones, for the boys' various nightmares about monsters eventually take the form of a single monster that they all believe in and fear by leaving the sow's head in the forest as an offering to the beast, jack's tribe solidifies its collective belief in the reality of.
In the novel lord of the flies, jack is the character that goes through the most change of anyone throughout the story he begins the novel as a somewhat arrogant choir boy, who we actually see cry when he is not elected leader of the island jack's physical appearance is described as, inside the floating cloak he was tall,. In this way, golding presents jack as an adherent of the evil in every human where, no matter how you have been brought up, when you are placed in an environment with an absence of law and order, the evil becomes more prominent golding uses jacks growing obsession with hunting as a clear indicator of his descent.