How Does Golding Present Jack's Society In Lord Of The Flies

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In Lord of the Flies by William Golding, the two main characters, Ralph and Jack, create two very different societies. Despite the fact that Jack isn’t the initial chief, he uses the boys’ desires and fear to lure in the boys to create a society of his own. His society consist of access to basic needs, good organisation and authority. The boys on the island tend to follow Jack because he provides them with access to basic needs. “Has everyone eaten as much as they want?” (Golding, 165). Instead of feeding on dry fruit, Jack provides them with high quality food, pig meat. Along with high quality food, he provides the boys with a safe spot. “Me and my hunters, we’re living along the beach by a flat rock” (154). This hideout created by Jack provides…show more content…
For instance, in his tribe, everyone has assigned roles and jobs. “The watchers at the gate must be careful” (177). The watchers at the gate must watch of any nearing enemy such as the beast and warn the rest of the tribe so they can prepare themselves for attack. Additionally, When Jack tells the boys that the beast may come and harm them, it creates fear. “-and then; the beast might try to come in…so watch; and be careful” (177). With this fear, Jack manipulates the boys into following the rules and doing their assigned roles properly because they know that if they do not listen, they risk their protection. Everyone in the tribe is a hunter since they all have strong desires to hunt. “Tonight, I’ll go along with two hunters-who’ll come?” (178). Jack asks the group who is willing to come along to steal Piggy’s glasses with him since he cannot take all his hunters. Instead of kindly asking Ralph for some fire, Jack decides to hunt, which gives an opportunity to the rest of the tribe to join him and fulfill their desires to hunt and kill. In order to ensure security, Jack assigns specific roles to the boys, such as being watchers or hunters to protect
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