How Is Jack Ambitious In Lord Of The Flies

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"Jack represents evil and violence, the dark side of human nature." Out of all the characters in Lord of the Flies, Jack is the characters that sticks as having the strongest personality. Jack is ambitious. He has numerous examples of this throughout the book: Lord of the Flies. Jack is always the person that challenges everyone about their choices, but doesn't make good choices himself. He challenges authority, doesn't care who he hurts to achieve his goal, and doesn't follow the rules of society. Jack doesn’t care about what other people think of him as long as he accomplishes his goals. Jack is ambitious because he challenges authority. In chapter 5, Jack finally gets fed up of being told what to do by Ralph. He says to Ralph, "’And you shut up! Who are you,…show more content…
Near the beginning of the book, things start to fall apart. Ralph eases this disorder by reminding them their true identity. "After all, we're not savages. We're English, and the English are best at everything." Their society is on the brink of falling apart, but Ralph keeps it going. He reminds everyone about how their society at home would think about how they were acting. Doing so, he gains everyone's trust as a good leader. Contrary to this, Jack is the exact opposite. He breaks all ties with the old society and resorts to savagery. "'Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!'" Jack chants this to show that he has control over the unknown- death. Doing so, he acts ambitious . All the rules they once lived by are severed. Ralph care about the good of the society while Jack only cares about himself and what he thinks is right. Although there are many traits that could describe Jack, ambitious is the most prominent trait that fits Jack's behavior. He shows this by challenging the society. He breaks rules and doesn't listen to leadership. He will hurt anyone who gets in the way of achieving his
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