This is a triumph for Jack and Ralph because they accomplished something together. It was a negative and violent triumph because they were destroying the rock and using it as a bomb to harm the forest. This happened on page 28. The reason that they are becoming more destructive may be because of the “unknown force” this unknown force is blamed on God destroying the earth, but it is really just the children copying what they have been seeing at home from all of the adults in their lives during the war. This triumph by Jack and Ralph was much different than the positive one on page 15. This first triumph belonged to Piggy and Ralph and it was a triumph because they used teamwork to protect the sapling, and save the shell. Rather than using teamwork to destroy an object and anything in its path. The change of what is viewed as a triumph is giving us a preview of the negative and very violent turn that this novel is going to take.

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