Lord of the Flies

ralph and jack are having their first real power struggle. what does each do to demonstrate his power?

chapter 4 of lord of the flies

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From the forest, Jack and the hunters return covered in paint and humming a bizarre war chant. Ralph sees that the hunt has finally been successful: they are carrying a dead pig on a stick. Nevertheless, Ralph admonishes them for letting the fire go out. Jack, however, is overjoyed by the kill and ignores Ralph. Piggy begins to cry at their lost opportunity, and he also blames Jack. The two argue, and finally Jack punches Piggy in the stomach. Ralph attempts to use reason and logic to remind the boys that they could have gone home. Jack relies on the boys' immediate sense of validation by making fun of Piggy.