Lord of the Flies Essay/ Character Comparison Ralph vs Jack
This is one of the little'uns describing what he thought was the beast. In reality he had simply mistaken Simon, the pure and Christ-like figure of the group for something else. Jack's typical reaction to news of the beast is to, with his hunters track it down and kill it. This again shows his mentality towards certain situations. Instead of thinking rationally, perhaps as Ralph would, he resorts to violence. Ralph reflects on the situation and realises matters are now perhaps beyond his control; "the world, that understandable and lawful world, was slipping away"
It is now apparent that anarchy and chaos have taken over and Ralph is unable to establish any form of democracy. " The rules!" shouted Ralph. " you're breaking the rules!" "Who cares?" Ralph summoned his wits. "Because the rules are the only think we've got!" But Jack was shouting against him. " Bollocks to the rules!.."
In this part of the dialogue the rivalry between Ralph and Jack is clear. The conch-the symbol of authority has been overthrown in favour of anarchy. At the end of this chapter democracy is crumbling and Jack is beginning to contend to be chief instead of Ralph. In "Beast from the air" a dead air man falls with this parachute on to the island. The wind combined with the imaginations of