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Evil and Goodness The difference between Jack and Ralph in the book Lord of the Flies by William Golding is simply good versus evil Some the examples of their oppositions are their ideals of social responsibilitys individual personality and their appearance Ralph and Jacks have something in common their aversion to each other throughout the book is very apparent Jack and Ralphs first opposition are their ideals of social responsibility First of all Ralph is very selfless By this I mean he is generous and helpful Since Ralph was the leader of the tribe he was always helping people by keeping the fire going and building the shelters even though nobody helped him except Simon He was also very selfless when at the meeting he let everybody speak including the little uns But on the other side Jack was very egotistical and self-centered One example of this is when he was supposed to be tending the fire But instead of being responsible and mature he went out to hunt and left they fire untended In result the fire went out leaving the group without a signal Another example of Jack being self-centered is when during the meetings he wouldnt accept anybody elses opinions When little uns would propose their opinion about the beast Jack would instantly shut them down because he thought he was always right My opinion is that Ralph was considerately responsible through the book and Jack retained his self-centered ways Another one of Jack and Ralphs differences is their personalities One of Ralphs personality traits is that he is sensible or in other words he puts things into perspective An example of this is that he knew the only way to get rescued was to keep the fire going Instead of going hunting and having fun all the time with the others his priorities were keeping the fire going Another example of Ralph being sensible or rational is similar to
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