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The Evil Primitivism in Man In the story Lord of the Flies Ralph thedemocratic character and Jack the dictator are the most important maincharacters Ralph is the voice of hope on the island and without that theboys would have turned to savagery much faster and under the control ofJack William Golding uses Ralph and his character foil Jack to show howcivilization works and how it doesnt Jack the chief of the hunters representsthe hidden human passion and almost animal cruelty and Ralph who representshuman common sense to show how civlization is This story is an allegoryThis means the character events and setting represent deeper truths orgeneralizations then those suggested by the surface story There are fourmain characters and each character represents different types of peoplein the world Jack is the dictator who uses force to show his thoughts andfeelings Therefore he is the destructive side of man He is the type ofperson who would rather have fun and gratification over work On the otherhand Ralph is the believer in democracy and fairness He is the voice ofhope and the responsible type of person The boys on the island allegoricallyshow what the human civilization is like Ralph stands for order and conductof society Each chapter begins with order which means that Ralph has controlRalph uses the conch to show order and the right to speak By the end ofeach chapter there is no order and there is usually chaos this shows thatevil andor fear has control meaning Jack has control Allegorically inthe world it would be a legislative government versus a military type ofgovernment Where Ralph is the legislative and Jack is military The disordercaused by Jack threatens the island and the society that Ralph has triedso hard to form Ralph wants to have a fire so they can be rescued butJack is more worried about having fun then being rescued and this is a majorconflict The fire is a symbol for hope and enlightenment
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