Lord of the Flies by William Golding

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Lord of the Flies Chapter 1: For whom did Piggy vote as chief?

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When the boys decide to have a vote to create the post of leader it is clear that there are two main contenders: Jack and Ralph. Jack has already been shown as being the leader of his troop of choristers, leading them in file formation to the meeting, and his arrogance is clearly shown when he tells the others why he should be chief:

"I ought to be chief," said Jack with simple arrogance, "because I'm chapter chorister and head boy. I can sing C sharp."

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