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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Jack’s temper flairs in this moment because he can’t accept the fact that Ralph’s qualities make him more suitable to be chief. Ralph then feels obligated to accommodate to Jack’s need for power. This part of the story symbolizes Jack’s ignorance for others’ opinions. Without accepting other people’s differences, conflicts are established. With that being said, near the end of the book, Jack couldn’t take not having any authority anymore.
In the Lord of the Flies by William Golding, many children get stranded on an island after their plane had crashed. The children need to work together to figure out how to survive without any adults to help them along the way, until they are rescued and brought home. The author uses symbolism, and irony to develop the theme that without society’s rigid rules, anarchy and savagery can come out. When the children first landed on the island, they stuck together and kind of made a little society and “village” of their own. They made shelters, had a bathroom, bathing pool, etc.
Lord of The Flies is a novel written by William Goulding that could be about many topics such as the inner darkness in everyone, power struggles, roots of wars, and spiritual references. The characters represented different theories and real-life events, and they embodied them. Jack Merridew happened to represent evil inside of humans and the power struggles between governments. Jack demonstrated how people willingly give into evil and leave humanity behind. He wasn't the good little boy but a savage who killed and hunted.
As the person that Jack is he needs to have full control to be sane in his nature. Before the plane crash, Jack was used to being the leader of his choir so when Ralph became chief of the group, Jack couldn’t stand to have this be. Jack sees Ralph as someone who caused his reign of leadership to end so now
In the novel Lord of The Flies Jack's personality dramatically changes. Jack uses the other boys’ fear of the beast to bolster his importance in the tribe. In chapter 10 Golding wrote: "Quiet!" shouted Jack. " You, listen. The beast is sitting up there, whatever it is--" "Perhaps it's waiting--" "Hunting--" "Yes, hunting."
They blinded me. See? That’s Jack Merridew’”(Golding 169). This is an example of Jack’s lack of respect for Piggy and Ralph. Jack and his tribe didn’t bother thinking about the safety or needs of the other boys they were stealing from.
Although Jack struggled at first, he became obsessed with hunting and devoted himself to the task. “Jack stood there, streaming with sweat, streaked with brown earth, stained by all the vicissitudes of a day's hunting” (Golding, 37). Through showing his savage ways, Jack was able to manipulate the others boys to represent the instinct of savagery within human beings. The more savage Jack became, the more he was able to control the group.
Jack’s inhumane nature comes into display again after Simon’s death, as power completely shifts to Jack. He starts punishing boys because of will to show control over others. At one point of the novel, Jack to show off his power orders the boys to “tie Wilfred up and beat him” (Golding 159). Despite of the boys acknowledging the reasons behind, they still follow his order. To enhance his influence and power over the group, Jack uses the boy’s fear of the figures of the beast.
Lord of the Flies is a book about a group of boys that are stranded on an island after a plane crash. They are the only survivors and there are no adults on the island with them. As a group, they will learn how to survive and create tribes and leadership roles. Not everything is perfect with the groups they create. Everything will fall out of order, chaos and death will be shown in the groups.
Jack is one of the characters in the novel. He looked he was a good kid till he recognized the hardship of life on the island. He wanted to become a leader of the group just like a commander in the army with no mercy. He is even like a dictator and a killer. He wants to make rules, and wants others to obey his rules that he does not want to obey.
Lord of the Flies Jack represents being power hungry and disobedient for the incorrect reasons In the book Lord of the flies, there are several things that connect the earth right now and human expertise. In the book most of the boys go through a phase that they never went through before, through out the book they're going through a "animal-like" phase that I feel the reader does not expect from them. I decided a decision} to concentrate on Jack because I believe that he was a lot more animal-like then the other boys because of that I think he extremely stands out because of his actions and feelings he made the other boys animal-like. I feel this is often necessary as a result of the influence he created on the other boys is quite like
Humans, according to the philosopher Thomas Hobbes, are selfish by nature. In his landmark work, Leviathan, he explains the importance of a strong government in society. According to Hobbes, without a strong system of government people would revert into a primitive state; war would run rampant, the natural law would not be abided, and those once tamed by society would become evil. William Golding based his novel, Lord of The Flies, on a similar idea. In this novel, many characters digress from civility into savagery.
Jack represents dictatorship which is a form of government in which absolute power is concentrated in a dictator or a small clique (Merriam Webster.com). Dictators usually just boss people around and behave as if they are powerful than everyone else and belittle everyone around them.(Enotes, 2016) Dictators are also very selfish and an example of Jack being selfish was when he says to the boys that “I ought to be chief,’ with simple arrogance, ‘because i’m chapter chorister and head boy” (Golding 18). So here he tries to demand that he should be chief because he has the advantage of being chorister and head boy. Jack also doesnt care about others just which relates to a dictator because he hurts Piggy both verbally and physically when he calls him fat “Shut up, Fatty,’(Golding 17), and physically when he snatched his glasses off his face “Jack pointed suddenly.
Leadership Abuse in Lord of the Flies The famous 17th century poet Jean de la Fontaine once said “Anyone entrusted with power will abuse it if not also animated with the love of truth and virtue, no matter whether he be a prince, or one of the people.” When the children in Lord of the Flies find themselves stranded on a distant island with no adults to be found, they encounter many forms of power, hence encountering many forms of abuse of power as well. This power abuse can be organized by the two leaders who each ruled the island during their own periods. In Lord of the Flies, William Golding utilizes these leaders, Ralph and Jack, to illustrate how people in positions of power will abuse their power for personal gain when given the opportunity.
None of the hunters help with building the shelters but they complain about the quality of the shelter. A final example of their degeneration is the hunters wearing face paint to hide their shame of savagery. Jack is the first to use the face paint. At first, the boys question him but soon follow suit after Jack explains how face paint is used in wars. Although, deep down, Jack is shameful of his developing savagery and will try his best to hide himself from his own identity.