How Did Jack Change In Lord Of The Flies

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Many people have wished at some point there weren’t any rules, or have wondered about the consequences when there aren’t any rules. Rules wouldn’t have been devised if it weren’t for the safety of people. The lack of structure in a society could only destroy it. In Lord of the Flies, William Golding describes how the kids started with a strong desire for a structural society but fell apart as conflicts started to generate. The conch showed a strong sign of civilization; it brought the people together and as a group. Soon the society started to break apart; there was no agreement and Jack and Ralph’s arguments, broke the group apart. A strong hatred could be seen by Jack and Ralph’s perspective of each other. In the Lord of the Flies by William …show more content…

Jack not only grew lots of hair but also began a physical trend called savagery. It completely changed his physical traits but also his mental ones. When the kids were found out their isolation from society, they were very civilized. When the rest of the kids met Jack Merridew they saw him as a with stern look ungracefully thin and rawboned person. He was covered in black clothing from head to toe. Although a civilized physical attributes don’t last long in an secluded island with no rules, soon Jack had become a savage. Changing his physical features and creating a new trait of himself. “He turned quickly, his black cloak circling … Inside the floating cloak he was tall, thin, and bony; and his hair was red beneath the black cap. His face was crumpled and freckled, and ugly without silliness. Out of this face stared two light blue eyes, frustrated now, and turning, or ready to turn, to anger.” (20). The look on Jack’s face emitted a message to the other rest of the children. He was thought to be an abnormal with the rest of the group. Jack had been a leader of a choir and arrived from a civilized and developed culture, his willingness to not live with constraints in this new civilization led him to go and get meat. As time went by his physical features changed, Jack became a savage and had painted his face with charcoal and clay. “The chief was sitting there, naked to the waist, his …show more content…

Jack’s arrogant and spiteful attitude with the rest was very well known in the beginning. Jack’s touch with civilization has diminished as time went on and he turned into a wild savage, with an “animal-like” personality. “‘I ought to be chief,’ said Jack with simple arrogance, ‘because I’m chapter chorister and head boy. I can sing C sharp.’ … Jack and Ralph smiled at each other with shy liking. The rest began to talk eagerly” (22-23). In this quote, can see Jack was under pressure since he had lost the vote and was in fear of going against the group’s decision knowing that he was outnumbered. Jack then agreed with the group’s decision and proceeded. Your persona doesn’t stay there forever, people’s deep inner comes out eventually and that’s what happened with Jack. ”’You would, would you? Fatty!’ Ralph made a step forward and Jack smacked Piggy’s head. Piggy’s glasses flew off and tinkled on the rocks. Piggy cried out in terror: ‘My specs!’”(71). Jack has the a very dictatorial trait and wants things to be done this way and the right to talk when he wants. People who go against him, Jack would release his inner

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