Jack Lord Of The Flies Society Essay

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Society has an evil deep within. Most don’t notice it because it is them, we are the evil, people are the evil. The Lord of the Flies novel written by William Golding was a look into the evil of society. This evil was conveyed through one specific character in the novel, Jack. Jack is a main character in the story whose personality is way different than we would expect a common 12 year old boy’s to be. He had acted very barbaric, bloodthirsty, and manipulative throughout the novel.
One of his main characteristics was acting barbaric. This was displayed a lot throughout the novel. Jack acted barbaric as a way to gain control over his people. He would show them that is they got out of line he would punish them. One big example of this was on page 145, “I don't know. He didn't say. He got angry and made us tie Wilfred up. He’s been”--he giggled excitedly-- “he’s been tied for hours,
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Jack gave them instant results manipulating them to follow him. He gave them meat from the pig and took them hunting which they were very fond of. This may be mistaken as Jack trying to be kind to the boys but it is really his way of manipulating them to gain their trust so that he can take advantage of them. It says on page.137, “I gave you food,” said Jack, “and my hunters will protect you from the beast. Who will join my tribe?” This shows that Jack is manipulating the boys by not giving them an option. He is almost telling them that if you don’t go with me, my hunters won't protect you or get you food. This is one of Jack strategies to build up his group. He doesn’t care about the well-being of the boys though he main focus is just being in charge. When Ralph was in charge of the group Jack was very upset and mad. He wants to have all of the power and when it is given to someone else he doesn't know how to handle it. This shows that Jack has a very tyrant
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