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Have you ever been trapped on a deserted island Have you ever had to hunt for your own food to survive Have you ever been driven to the point of insanity and began to hunt other humans In this book the writer did an exceptionally well job of simulating how children would react in this type of situation In this story The Lord of The Flies written by William Golding the killing of the pig symbolized the progression towards the death of Ralphs power on the island The first point to show that this is true is that when they first arrived on the island Ralph had total control and power over the savages The savages immediately agreed upon their arrival on the island that they needed a leaderchief Ralph almost unanimously won by vote Who wants Jack for chief With dreary obedience the choir raised their hands Who wants me said Ralph Every hand outside the choir went up almost immediately except for Piggys Then Piggy too raised his hand p21 With Piggys wisdom Ralph provided the tribe with the idea of the conch The savages respected Ralphs authority They chose him to be their chief so its only fitting that they obeyed him too The second point to show that this is true is during the struggle of power between Ralph and Jack there was also a struggle to kill the pig When Ralph was made the chief he made Jack the leader of the choir or hunters Jack wanted to be chief but the tribe had voted He figured he would use his role to try to take over as chief Jack made a big issue about finding food This was his way of showing leadership He wanted to show everyone he was capable of being the chief When jack and the savages finally killed the pig it symbolized the fall of friendship and respect for Ralph During the time Jack was
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