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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Loyalty in Lord of the Flies Loyalty plays a big role in Lord of the Flies as one's loyalty affects who holds dominance over the island and what gets done as far as survival and rescue. "'Choir! Stand still!' Wearily obedient, the choir huddled into line and stood there swaying in the sun. None the less, some began to protest faintly." (20)We see here that Jack has ultimate power over the choir and has for a long time. He expects undividedloyalty from them. Their loyalty to him falters though, and there begins to be dissent. "Who knows were here? Eh?" (34)Here Piggy is questioning Ralphs authority and how much he actually knows about the likelihoodof them getting rescued. He seems to be retaliating because Ralph has abandoned him for Jack. "[Ralph] did not notice when Jack spoke. [...] He did not notice Jack even when he saw him." (50)Clearly Jack is becoming less of a priority for Ralph and they are not all "buddy-buddy" anymore. "They obeyed the summons of the conch, partly because Ralph blew it," (59)Yet again the conch is mentioned, but we see that Ralph is becoming a big leader too,and the conch is becoming more associated with him and not vice versa, as it started. This is a sign of the children's loyalty to Ralph and also the conch (yet again) as it says only "partly because Ralph blew it". "'I bet if I blew the conch this minute, theyd come running.'" (51)Ralph says this to Jack and this single statement just shows the ultimate power the conch has.There must be no rhyme or reason for it to be blown, and the children will come in full force almost instantly. "Only, decided Ralph as he faced the chiefs seat, I cant think. Not like Piggy." (78)Here Ralph finally realizes the value of Piggy and, with the crack between him and Jack widening, he goes back to his originalcompanion and becomes truly loyal to Piggy, not just because he is the only one there. "'Thats a wound,' said Simon, 'and you ought to suck it. Like Berengaria.' Jack sucked." (114)Not only is Ralph taking over as leader of everyone, but also Jack is being told to essentially shut up and deal with itand this is a new role for him and his group suddenly shows turns their back on him and shows their disloyalty. "'We'll hunt. I'm going to be chief.' They nodded, and the crisis passed easily." (133)Jack creates his own new group and they all agree to be loyal to himand essentially be the enemy group to Ralph's. "'Who'll join my tribe?' 'I will.' 'Me.' 'I will.'" (151)Here we see various members of Ralph's group suddenly defectingto Jack's and proclaiming their loyalty to him. "'You let me carry the conch, Ralph. I'll show him the one thing he hasn't got.'" (171)Piggy still believes that the majority of the kids are still loyal to the conch.Loyalty plays a big part here as we see Ralph holding on to his "group" by the skin of his teeth and playing the last card he has: the conch.
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