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Which pair do you find more interesting, Ralph and Piggy or Jack and Roger? You should compare the two pairs referring closely to the boys words and actions.

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Which pair do you find more interesting, Ralph and Piggy or Jack and Roger? You should compare the two pairs referring closely to the boys words and actions. "Piggy moved among the crowd, asking names" Piggy says this when Ralph blows the conch to lure over the other boys lost among the island. Piggy is the sensible one on the island who is terrified of the idea of having no grown-ups to take charge. Piggy represents the law and order of the adult world, and throughout the novel, he attempts to condition the island society to mirror the society of that back in England. Also there is Ralph who isn't so bothered about there being no grown-ups to restore order. ...read more.

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From 'chapter one' Jack mocks Piggy about his weight and awkwardness. Also the emotion Jack and his hunters have to "kill the pig" I think is an indirect and clever way to suggest that the boys are killing part of Piggy too. Jack apart from being the leader of the savage tribe, which hunts the pigs, is also the head chorister and head boy. When there is a vote for chief Jack doesn't like this as he assumes that he should be in charge of the island. "I ought to be chief, said Jack with simple arrogance, because I'm chapter chorister and head boy" This tells me that Jack and his attitude is all wrong as he didn't like that he couldn't be in charge and that Ralph was. ...read more.

Conclusion

I think that since I have compared each character in both pairs it's easy to say that Jack and Roger is more exciting. This is because Piggy is the type of person who makes sure everyone does an even amount of work and makes sure that people don't break any rules of the island etc. Ralph is seen in my eyes as 'perfect' he doesn't do things wrong and a lot of the time goes along with the ideas of Piggy. Whereas Jack and Roger do everything wrong and this is better to hear as bad is seen as good. They like to kill things especially Roger, as he becomes a self-proclaimed torturer and executioner for Jack and the rest of his tribe. Also they like to play and have fun, and pick on others which Jack says in the novel; "If it's fun, do it!" So overall the most exciting pair has got to be Jack and Roger. ...read more.

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