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p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000}span.s1 {font-kerning: none}As it may not seem evident and clear in the novel, Jack and Ralph are similar in some ways.

At the start of the book, after the plane crash all the boys are scared and there is an evident need for a leader because there aren’t any grown-ups anywhere on the island. Both Jack and Ralph are natural born leaders, and both of them volunteered to be chief/leader, “Shut up, said Ralph absently. He lifted the conch. Seems to me we ought to have a chief to decide things.” -Ralph (p. 18). This quote is clearly revealing that Ralph was hinting at him wanting to be chief. Jack also wants to become chief, “I ought to be chief, said Jack with simple arrogance, because I’m chapter chorister and head boy.

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I can sing C sharp.” -Jack (p. 18), Jack ended up losing the vote for chief, and Ralph won and made Jack the head of all the hunting activities. Another similarity between Jack and Ralph is that they both have their own priorities.

Ralph talked about his priority of finishing the shelters, “Been working for days now. And look! Two shelters were in position, but shaky. This one was a ruin. And they keep running off. You remember the meeting? How everyone was going to work hard until the shelters were finished?” -Ralph (p. 51), it is clear that when Ralph said this, he was reminding the group of one of his priorities; finishing the shelters. Jack got fed up with himself not being able to kill the pig at the start of the book, “I went on, said Jack. I let them go.

I had togo on. I- He tried to convey the compulsion to track down and kill that was swallowing him up. I went on. I thought, by myself- The madness came into his eyes again. I thought I might kill.” – Jack (p.

51), when Jack said this he was thinking about his priority about hurting and how in that situation he did not fulfill this priority. 

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