How Does Jack Change In Lord Of The Flies

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During a time of war, a british plane carrying a group of schoolboys is shot down over the Pacific, killing all adults and leaving the group of boys stranded on an island. One of the two leaders of the group, Jack, is the perfect character to portray humanity changing from civilized to savage. Jack is power-hungry, violent, and savage. In the beginning of the book, Jack is innocent and carelessly follows the leader, Ralph. But, as the story continues, the freedom the island has gets into Jack's mind and causes him to becomes power-hungry, evil and savage. His hunger for power starts off small with comments he makes like this one he says in the beginning of the book, "I ought to be chief, because I'm chapter chorister and head boy. I can sing C sharp" (chapter 8 page 21). But the hunger for power gets out of control and he …show more content…

Jack is blinded by his own ambition and he doesn't understand the importance of being civilized and having order. The split of the tribes is the tipping point for Jack, and where he turns full on savage. He …show more content…

Ralph was chosen by the boys to be the chief of the tribe and believed they need many things to survive including, a signal fire, huts, and food. But, most of all civilization. The boys needed to stay civilized so that they could have order and having order would help them survive. Jack on the other hand didn't want to go home and he enjoyed having freedom to do whatever he wanted without any adults around a little too much. He believed that what they should really be focusing on is hunting. While Jack wanted to hunt for his own enjoyment and amusement, Ralph was thinking of others and what they could do to get rescued. Ralph was a natural born leader because he stayed civilized and had that value remain with him while making decisions and getting off the

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