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Lord of the Flies
Transcript of Lord of the Flies
“I ought to be chief because I’m chapter chorister and head boy.”
" If a ship comes near the island they may not notice us... We must make a
Jack and Ralph have different personalities
The two boys start to change
Jack likes the thrill of
the pig! Cut her throat! Spill her
in man's heart" - Ralph
Ralph controls his evil side because he holds onto
Ralph and Jack have not yet developed their potential for
at this point because they both have
Even under the same conditions, Ralph continues to
they can get rescued, whereas Jack has
Stripped of morals and civilization, his potential for evil is
He was too far in
"What would a beast eat?"
"We eat pig."
Jack has developed his potential for evil. He is now
Ralph suppresses his potential for evil.
is the key for their survival
stripped of morals and civilization
Ralph begins to understand
we are our own
But Ralph hangs onto
His potential for evil remains as a dormant part of him.
over the boys.
Ralph, on the other hand, has natural leadership.
The fire is the only chance for the boys to get
from the island. It shows their desire to go back to society.
He wants the boys to be civilized and to get
He now knows that everyone has the potential for evil.
The novel suggests that everybody has the potential to be evil.
"You're a beast and a swine and a bloody bloody thief!"
"Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man's heart."
his throat! Spill his