10.Although Ralph criticizes the boys for their lack of cooperation, does he bear some of the responsibility for the failures of the group to achieve its goals? Why or why not?
Yes, Ralph criticizes the boys for their lack of cooperation, but does not bear any of the responsibility for the failures of the group to achieve its goals. This failure to bear any burden of responsibility appears to reflect on his role as leader. A leader is rarely the perfect candidate for the job; however, to remain in power, he must take the focus off his own shortcomings or risk being unseated. I believe that Ralph was simply trying to keep himself in control of the group through his actions and words; for better or for worse, he truly wanted the group to succeed: ??I was chief; and you were going to do what I said. You talk.
But you can?t even build huts ? then you go off hunting and let the fire out...[y]ou could have had everyone when the shelters were finished. But you had to hunt ??? (74-75). Ralph was clearly showing the qualities of a leader in this decree; however, it may have planted the seeds for a revolution within the group of boys.
11.How has Jack?s personality developed during his stay on the island?
Jack?s personality has developed disturbingly during his stay on the island. His new found desire to kill, and his actions during the hunt are comparable to that of an animal?s. ?Jack was bent double. He was down like a sprinter, his nose only a few inches from the humid earth...[t]hen dog-like, uncomfortably on all fours yet unheeding his discomfort, he stole forward five yards and stopped? (48). Jack was clearly becoming an ?animal? within the confines of a...