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THESIS The attempted democracy made by Ralph failed and degenerated into tyranny because of the strengths and weaknesses of the main characters ESSAY The attempted democracy made by Ralph failed and degenerated into tyranny This was caused by certain character defects of Ralph Simon and Piggy but more notably by Jacks strong character Jack the tyrant of the novel lured tribe members away from Ralph and into his own with meat and as a result he produced a large army in order to carry out his evil This tyranny prevailed over democracy and was a large theme throughout the novel Many character flaws aid in the rise of tyranny throughout The Lord Of The Flies Ralph was the chief of the island throughout the novel even when Jack formed his own tribe One reason that Jack formed his own tribe is that Jack ridiculed Ralph saying Hes not a hunter Hed never have got us meat He isnt a prefect and we dont know anything about him He just gives orders and expects people to obey for nothing All this talk--- Chapter 8 page 126 Jack Ralph defended himself rather poorly when criticized The boys had confirmed that they had seen the beast so they would need some sort of protection Ralph was smaller than Jack and it was only natural for the boys to choose Jack to be their leader These character defects in Ralph became his downfall to preserve democracy on the island Piggy and Simon also had also possessed negative traits that seemed to help Jacks treachery Piggy was constantly made fun of and was hated by Jack In Chapter 1 Piggy revealed to Ralph that he had to wear glasses at a young age and that he had asthma and revealed to him his suggestive nickname from school Not only were these flaws of Piggy the fact that Piggy had nothing to say to Ralph other than
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