From the point of view of a boy on the island,a letter from Jack telling Ralph to step down as their leader.  please explain and include quotes from the lord of the flies. thanks a lot to all of...

From the point of view of a boy on the island,a letter from Jack telling Ralph to step down as their leader.

 

please explain and include quotes from the lord of the flies. thanks a lot to all of you guys!

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I do not disagree with the first answer, but I do not think it is the only way to go (and it is not the first way that comes to mind for me).  From the point of view of one of the other boys, I would center my letter on the idea that Ralph's way is only important if we think we're going to be rescued and we need to be civilized.

I would be talking about the idea that we are stuck on this island and will live the rest of our lives here.  I would talk about how civilization and stuff like that is for adults and school and not for times when we are on our own and don't have to act like the adults.

To me, this would be like a letter to someone who keeps wanting us to study during vacation.  It would be something like "calm down already and stop being such an overachiever.  It's time to have fun so stop nagging at us..."

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coachingcorner | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

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If I was one of the boys on the island who were Jack's supporters, then I would probably represent one of those who celebrate "the darkness of men's hearts" that Jack and his cronies celebrate, rather than the spiritual warmth and light that Simon represents. So my letter would probably be written from a point of view of self-interest, blood-lust and vindictiveness rather than forgiveness and help for the weak. The points I would want to raise would be Ralph's lack of skill in obtaining meat (even though it isn't strictly necessary as we are told there is fish and fruit.) I would also use the excuse that he no longer holds any authority as he has lost the conch and no-one else respects that anyway.

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ladyinblue | Student | (Level 1) Honors

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Please answer my question more clearly not general and with quotes and explanations to support your answers so that I can rate you as the best response. Thanks a lot!

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