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In the book Lord of the Flies by William Golding the characters Jackand Ralph change their outlooks and withdrawal from each other Jackis seemingly more responsible at first but later becomes corrupt andregresses to primal desires thereafter Ralph is initially viewed as beingjubilant at the absence of adults but later wishes to return to the oldWhen reading the first few chapters Jack is portrayed as the moreorganized and mature person Jack desires to be leader and feels heshould fill this role because of his position as leader of the choir Thedarkness of the choir boys is hidden in the context The creature was aparty of boys marching approximately in step in two parallel lines anddressed in strangely eccentric clothing Ralph utilizes the conch tosummon the boys and then is elected leader Jack is apprehensive to killhis first boar but later views the jungle as an adventure obsessing overhunting While Jack is off obsessing with killing Ralph preaches the needof fire to signal the outside world Despite the fact that Jack is cruel toPiggy breaking his glasses and not allowing him to participate in thefeast Ralph attempts to befriend him As Ralph realizes the boys justdesire fun and Jack breaks off from the group Ralphs authority begins todeteriorate and Jack begins his regression into primal desiresAs the plot climaxes symbolism shows the ideals that both hold When Ralph thinks about washing up thinking He would like to have apair of scissors to cut his hairHe would like to have a bathand decidedthat a toothbrush would come in handy too this really symbolizes hiswishes to return to the taboos of the old society Similarly as the brutalityof Jacks group is illustrated after the slaughtering of the sow it symbolizeshis groups regression and separation from social ideals Ralph makes agrave mistake when he shrugs off Simons advise concerning theinevitable splitting of the group and the immortality of the Beast Simon iskilled soon after as Jack and his group
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