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In the Lord of the Flies Jack and Ralph struggle for power on the island One supports savagery and dictatorship and the other struggles to keep civilization and democracy Ralph and his foil Jack engage in arguments and competition for power which makes up the main conflict of this novel There was the brilliant world of hunting tactics fierce exhilaration skill and there was the world of belonging and baffled common senseP77 Because the boys came from a civilized world Ralph naturally was voted leader when they first reached the deserted island Ralph had the most power at the beginning of the story However as the story progresses readers see how Jack gradually gains over Ralph The conflict between them first starts to become intense with the sighting of the ship The fire creating smoke for people from the outside world to see was the only hope of rescue Yet Jack had let the fire die out Ralph was furious at Jack Ships rarely pass by the island and Jack had destroyed the boys chance of being rescued He seemed to forget what was most important to them to get rescued and return home All Jack cared about was hunting Ralph however still remembers the importance of the fire at this point He tries his best to keep the boys civilized but the evil in the savagery that Jack lead was too tempting Eventually Ralph fails to maintain civilization on the island Unlike Ralph Piggy clearly understood the situation of the power struggle Piggy predicted that well the boys will soon be animals anyway p 101 Piggy knew that Ralph was the only person who could attempt to control Jack He Jack cant hurt you Ralph but if you stand out of the way hed hurt the next thing And thats me Piggyp 102 Piggy clearly recognizes the need for civilization on the island As Ralphs right-hand-man he warns Ralph of the danger Jack
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