Lord of the Flies – The Fight for Power

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 The Fight for Power

Ralph and Jack begin to bicker.  The fight for power is apparent to all.  They argue over which is more important, shelter or food.  Jack promises he can deliver food as he is an experienced hunter.  Ralph seems to have adopted Piggy as a sort of advisor, but Jack uses this to his advantage by reminding the others that Piggy missed spotting the rescue helicopter.  Jack and Ralph order all of the other boys to meet at a spot nearby to discuss the situation.

The boys also start to notice Simon.  He is a teenager who prefers to be alone, yet is still friendly towards everyone.  Everyone finds his personality to be unusual and are not sure what it means.

Shirtless boys walking on a hill

The boys are ordered to a meeting point.

Boys on an island

Heading to the meeting point.

Ralph and Jack - Lord of the Flies

The boys take shelter from the sun on a beautiful tree as Ralph and Jack face off.

barefoot boy in a tree

A young boy carefully listening to Jack and Ralph’s campaign speech. Simon can be seen in the background. He stays further from the other boys, but is still friendly to them. He prefers to be alone.

Ralph - Lord of the Flies

Some boys gravitate to Ralph’s diplomatic mannerism.

shirtless boy with abandoned boat in the background

Some boys are ambivalent and just want to swim in the ocean.

Jack from Lord of the Flies

The younger boys are especially attracted to Jack’s promise of food.


Analysis coming soon!

End of “The Fight for Power”

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lord of the flies - jack promises food

About The Author

Christopher Ryan is an international photographer specializing in conceptual portraits in unique environments, such as abandoned buildings and picturesque landscapes. His work breaks the barriers of race, age, and geographic location, capturing the energy and exuberance of the human form. He was influenced by his unusual upbringing in the American South. He seeks to retain the virtues of Southern Charm while abandoning pre-conceived notions of prejudice.