This displays his control over their fear of the beast and this act uplifts Jack’s power status. Jack converts their fear into power and is able to win the view of the community. In the middle of the book, it is evident that both boys have different goals. This can be seen, when Ralph and Jack fight about which is more important, building protection/ shelter (Ralph’s opinion) or hunting for food (Jack’s opinion). The quote, “rules, rules, so many rules”, illustrates his approach to survival, which is to hunt for food, while having fun.
Jack represents the dark side of human nature, that is evil and violence. The “Beastie” is a threat to the boys and strike fear in them. This means it is important for a leader to convince their people that they have the right to feel fear. In this type of situation, a great leader like Jack has to manage two important goals. First, Jack needs the boys to believe him.
Unlike other movies, The Shining forms its horror through psychic power. One of the most important example would be Danny’s supernatural ability to “shine”. Danny's ability to "shine" was a main reason that cause Jack getting insane and the supernatural events to happened in the hotel. This ability “shine” is what brings the hotel to life. Shine was an powerful ability and reason that brings all the scary event and ghost in the hotel, which they are able to materialize themselves due to the “shine”.
This quote is taken from a part in the book where Jack is starting to gain more power and some boys were starting to paint their faces. This continues to show up later in the book and is a big part of Jack’s tribe. Painting his face forms a mask that hides himself from his
1. In the book The Shining by Stephen King, one of the main characters Jack Torrance was a former alcoholic, but still suffers from anger issues. One of the first episodes where his anger had lapsed and injured Danny was around the age of two or three. Jack was drunk and still had an open beer on his desk as he was writing his play and after he left the room for a moment, Danny tore up his play and spilled beer all over it. Blindly upset and angry, Jack grabbed Danny’s arm and raised it so he would drop the manuscript; breaking his arm.
Unlike before, this scene conveys that Jack and the boys in his tribe are capable of killing and committing brutal acts. While Jack hesitates to kill a pig at the beginning of the book because of his fears of blood and death, he eventually becomes obsessed with hunting and violence, killing a sow by vigorously “stabbing downward with his knife” and slitting the sow’s throat. Additionally, Golding reveals that even
The hunters are a tool of Jack’s power, and a violent one at that. This use of violence to obtain power is also shown through how Golding uses the word “Marched” when describing Jack leaving. This word has an association with military power and as such, violence. This shows that Jack’s power, even before he becomes chief is rooted in violence and the threat of such. Violence like this leads to the fear that forms the base of Jack’s power as an autocratic leader of the island.
Jack talks to his mother and decides that he wants her to come back to the Human World. Instead, him talking to his mother let her move on to the next stage. Even though Jack wasn’t able to bring back his mother, his father and he moved to New York. Jack makes a new friend and has an amazing life once
To start, when the boys first arrive on the island after the crash, Jack had a knife that he carried around with him. He constantly hits it into nearby objects to instill fear in the other boys. For example, during a meeting the boys are all talking about what their plan should be while they are on the island. Jack suddenly stands up. On page 33, the narrator says, “Jack slammed his knife into a trunk and looked around challengingly.” This quotation shows us that Jack used the knife to look intimidating.