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In The Lord of the Flies by William Golding a bunch of British boys are in a plane crash that lands them on an island during World War III The pilot is dead and now they must fend for themselves Throughout the book three of the central charactersRalph Jack and Rogerare given the chance to have power over the rest of the boys There is a recurring theme here When each of the three boys has power it leads them to have the will to do something with their power With that will they have the appetite to do more and more whether for better or worse Each of the central characters individual actions contributed to the downfall of the groupPower into will will into appetiteFrom the first time that Ralph blew the conch--which was the symbol of power--until the end of the book Jack had it out for him He always wanted the power and when it was bestowed upon Ralph subconsciously he started to formulate a plan for revenge The freckles on Jacks face disappeared under a blush of mortification when the voting for chief was finished 23 He became head hunter over his choir group that he came with and made hunting his number one priority while stranded on the island Gradually the other boys on the island began to favor Jack and what he stood for meat fun and independance Killing the pigs wasnt easy for him at first but he finally got comfortable with it by wearing a mask that transformed his personality into someone he never met before He looked in astonishment no longer at himself but at an awesome stranger 63 Once Jack had the determination bravery and power he acted on it He said Im not going to play any longer Not with you Im not going to be apart of Ralphs lot Im going off by himself 127 Bit by bit the older boys left
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