Symbolism Of Leadership In Lord Of The Flies

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Ralph Ralph symbolizes leadership, guidance, and control over a society. In the beginning of the novel he is the one that organizes the meetings and calm the boys of the dangers. Even though there is another boy, Jack, that wants to be leader, most of them pick Ralph because he starts building shelter and finding ways to get off the island. To add, he was the one to calm everyone else down when rumors of a beast were spotted in the mountain. He led a team to the top of the mountain to see if there was a beast and the entire time he was cautious about himself and the rest of his team. However, over the course of staying on the island, Ralph starts to decline in his position at the top and Jack rises to the top. Everyone goes to Jack until there …show more content…
“He began to dance and his laughter became a bloodthirsty snarling” (Golding 80).
Jack starts to change, instead of a civilized person, the readers see another darker side of him. Also, later in the novel the face paints are used by the Jack’s hunters to show savagery. It makes the hunters and the rest of Jack’s group feel like a link to each other.
6. “The creature was a party of boys, marching…” (Golding 19).
This quote is example of foreshadowing. Later, in the book, there are rumors that there is a creature like a beast but the boys find nothing except themselves. The beast is the boys because they resort to evil by killing and not caring about the consequences.
7. “Maybe there is a beast . . . .maybe it 's only us” (Golding 89).
Once again there is another saying that the boys are the beast. In chapter 5, they talk about the beast eating pigs. Furthermore, Piggy dies later by the boys savagery, symbolizing the boys as the beast and piggy as the pig.
8. “Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!” (Golding 152).
This quote shows the savagery growing in the boys. This is the reason why simon dies. If they were not as savage then the instinct to kill would have not been there, saving
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The small ones still have nightmares about the beast
The bigger boys torment the small ones
Jack is still obsessed with killing a pig
A ship comes through but the fire is not burning because the boys that were supposed to be watching it, were sleeping
Finally a pig is caught and everyone celebrates
Chapter 5
A meeting is called once again by Ralph
He shames the boys that they are not doing anything and spending it on worthless things
Ralph tries to also make the little ones not scared of the beast in there dreams
One of the boys say they have seen the beast by the ocean
The meeting ends by Jack ensuring that the hunting team will kill it
Chapter 6
A dead parachutist falls from the sky but the boys watching the fire thinks it the beast and run to Ralph
Ralph and the rest of the hunting group set out with spears and other weapons
As they start to bond by playing with each other Ralph tells them to stay on task
Chapter 7
Jack want to hunt a pig nearby while finding the beast
Ralph has never hunted so he throw his spear at the boar excitedly but carelessly
The boys reenact the boar fight all throughout the day
Ralph, Roger, and Jack start to climb the mountain but JAck goes alone to the top and claim to have seen the beast
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