Lord of the Flies- The boys find themselves with a newfound sense of authority and rule-making when they are trapped on the island. Though they have no adult supervision and guidance, they still establish order within the group. Jack and Ralph fight for power between each other so they can give orders to the rest of the boys, this results in much conflict throughout the novel. For example, a character like Piggy who is portrayed to be more level-headed and more intelligent then the rest of the boys is quickly shunned by them because he is seen as weak. Piggy has asthma, is less of a leader like Jack and Ralph, and gets bullied a lot, especially by Jack. Jack uses his rule to put Piggy down and the boys see Jack as more powerful.
"Seems to me we ought to have a chief to decide things... I ought to be chief, said Jack with simple arrogance, because I'm chapter chorister and head boy. I can sing C sharp" (22).
"We've got to have rules and obey them. After all, we're not savages" (42).
“Which is better –to be a pack of painted Indians like you are, or to be sensible like Ralph is? ... Which is better –to have rules and agree, or to hunt and kill?... Which is better, law and rescue, or hunting and breaking things up?” (180).
Similarities- In Ishmael and Lord of the Flies, law and order seems to be a common theme throughout both novels. Like the narrator, the boys find themselves implementing rules in order to have an organized system and peace.