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Two opposing ways of life are already developing- outline the differences between Ralph and Jack, which help, cause this.

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Introduction

Two opposing ways of life are already developing- outline the differences between Ralph and Jack, which help, cause this In Lord of the Flies, Golding's experiences of the war are reflected as he examines conflict and human nature, which are portrayed as inter related concepts. The early chapters sew the seeds for violent and savage behaviour which later on ends up grouping the boys. When Jack and Ralph first meet, Jack is seen as an arrogant and self-righteous boy leading a choir, 'Choir ! Stand still !' Jack clearly wants to show that he is of some importance as he could've sensed that there might be some competition when he intrudes on Ralph who is taking a meeting with the other boys. ...read more.

Middle

These two ideas reflect on how different their personalities are. Jack is portrayed as inherently sadistic and doesn't take Ralph as seriously as he should, 'rescue ? Yes, of course ! All the same, i'd like to catch a pig first-' trying to overpower Ralph. The freedom of the island allowed Jack to develop the darker side of his personality as the Chief of a savage tribe and for Ralph it has developed mediating skills, maturity and a good sense of leadership and knowledge. Later, Jack degenerates and immaturely paints his face to play the part of a real savage hunter and to release him from normal civilisation. There is a growing gap between Jack and Ralph. ...read more.

Conclusion

Ralph gets scared that the boys are starting to become apathetic whereas Jack is happy and content with what's going on. The two opposing ways of life, which are developing, are the one lead by Jack and the other led by Ralph. Both boys disappoint each other with their differences in priorities and natures. At first, not knowing much about each other they manage to get on, but it doesn't last long and some rivalry between them gradually increases. Their different natures cause the opposing ways of life; one is a dedicated leader, who is kind and mature whilst the other is immature, clueless and atavistic. This ends up in Ralph resenting Jack as he gains power from the killing of the pig. The differentiation between them is so clear that readers can tell what will happen next. As Ralph becomes wiser, Jack becomes more sadistic and savage. ...read more.

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