In Lord of the Flies who represents duty and why?
Ralph represents order and duty. Ralph continued to build shelters even though almost all of the other boys had gone off to bathe, eat or play. Ralph reminded the other boys of the need for such simple rules as keeping the fire lit and using the designated area as a toilet. It was Ralph who walked alone across the causeway to castle rock, when they all felt certain that it must be the lair of the beast. He did it because he saw it as his duty, as chief. Ralph understood the lure of hunting and 'playing at being savages' but his sense of responsibility combined with what he saw as his duty as chief kept him focused on trying to instill a sense of order and purpose in the other boys.
At first Jack is just as innocent as the rest of the boys on the island. Then when he starts hunting and killing pigs he is turned back to his primitive ways and the evil in him takes over. So in a way Jack represents evil in the book. But he does not represent the Devil, the pig's head on a stick or "Lord of the Flies" represents the Devil.
Ralph - the protagonist, he represents goodwill in leadership Jack - the antagonist, he represents the human will to power Piggy - has the ideas about civilization and order to lead, but not the skill Roger - represents the inherent human desire for anarchy and violence Simon - represents hope and the good in humankind Samneric - twins, they represent those who will follow whoever's in control The Beast - an idea, represents human fear…