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How Did Jack Merridew Change In Lord Of The Flies

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Prompt: Choose a character. How does this character change over the course of the novel? I chose Jack Merridew. He is a red head choir leader. My assertion is that over time without society helping him do the right thing he starts to become savage. He is one of the older kids in the group. He was a hunting leader at the beginning of the novel. As time goes on he becomes more powerful over the whole group. In the first chapter, as he got more power, he implemented a plan that they would have meetings whoever was holding the certain conch shell could speak. Jack imposed this idea to keep people from all speaking at once. Things started getting out of hand and Jack said “ "I agree with Ralph. We've got to have rules and obey them. After all, we're not savages…” (42). This is ironic because he is the most savage rule breaker. Proof of him …show more content…

For example, Piggy wanted to talk, and he had the shell but Jack kept talking over him. Also to show at the beginning how he still had good morals in him, he was out hunting and had the opportunity to kill the pig for food, but inside him he knew he did not want to do it and that it was not the right thing to do. Later on he did not hesitate to kill the pig, after Jack killed the pig it says, “His mind crowded with memories, memories of the knowledge that had come to them when they closed it on the struggling pig, knowledge that they had outwitted a living thing, imposed their will upon it, taken away its life like a long satisfying drink”(70). Not only did he kill the pig, but he enjoyed it. This represents him

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