Lord of the Flies by William Golding

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Was Ralph wise to appoint Jack the chief hunter in "Lord of the Flies"?

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Here's a bit from Chapter 1, where Ralph has just been voted in as chief by the other boys:

Ralph counted.

“I’m chief then.”

The circle of boys broke into applause. Even the choir applauded; and the freckles on Jack’s face disappeared under a blush of mortification. He started up, then changed his mind and sat down again while the air rang. Ralph looked at him, eager to offer something.

“The choir belongs to you, of course.”

To allow Jack to be in charge...

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