CIVILIZATION VS. SAVAGERY
The overall theme in the book, in civilization vs. savagery. In the book, this theme is seen many times in the two characters, Ralph and Jack. Ralph is the most civilized out of the two boys, while Jack is more of a savage. Both boys are leaders, yet both lead in very different ways. Ralph is the type of leader who is more reasonable. From the beginning of the book, he tries to establish order to all of the madness on the island. Jack on the other hand is the type of leader that only wants to be in charge of everybody else and have control over them, so when Jack gains power over his group of boys he insists that they do everything he tells them to do and he is the only person that they should listen to. Another example of this theme in the book is Jack again. When Jack behaves and follows the rules, he is civilized but when he hunts and wants power over everything and everyone, he becomes a savage. So in this example is more civilization verses savagery inside Jack.