Ralph And Jack Comparison Essay

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Sometimes one trusts someone who ends up becoming someone they never thought they would become. In Lord of the Flies, two of the main characters start off the novel as friends but slowly turn into enemies. The two main characters are the protagonist, Ralph, and the antagonist, Jack. Ralph and Jack are both powerful and important characters in William Golding's novel, Lord of the Flies. Ralph is an excellent leader because he is responsible, and stands for all that is good. Jack is a destructive hunter, selfish, and represents evil. These two characters can be compared by the actions they take as leaders, their personalities, and what they symbolize in the story. In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, the characters of Jack and Ralph have …show more content…
When comparing the characters in the Lord of The Flies, you can see the change in most of them from the beginning of the novel to the end. Ralph and Jack have different qualities that define them, and also make them similar in many ways. Although there are more differences, there are a few similarities that are extremely significant. The majority of the similarities between the two boys are at the the beginning of the novel, and later evolve. The boys start out with similar beliefs in which they both want to elect a leader and implement a set of rules. “I agree with Ralph. We’ve got to have rules and obey them” says Jack. (pg) Jack and Ralph both believe in having an organized community with rules, and a leader. They both agree on how to run their society. They also both enjoy power. When Ralph is elected to be the leader of the boys, he enjoys being in control. Although it is later revealed that Jack’s crave for power is more extreme than Ralph’s, they both have a similar enjoyment of power. Unlike Jack, Ralph is a calm and thoughtful leader with good ideas for how to make their way off the island. Jack however, craves power, and is overwhelmed by it. He uses it to manipulate the other boys and to take control and do what he

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