Jack becomes obsessed with hunting and leads the choir boys into his obsession. Jack was always a relatively cruel character, when Simon, a choir boy, faints Jack seems annoyed by Simon’s fragile health rather than concerned. Jack becomes crueller over time, when Jack attempts to kill the pig for the first time he is unable to. After his blunder he becomes obsessed with proving himself until he is able to brutally murder a nursing sow. After the first hunt Jack gives everyone a piece of pork except Piggy.
In the novel Lord of the Flies, it is obvious that the character Jack is the savage compared to all the other boys on the island. Jack is the cause of all the arguments and death that will later occur on the island. Many of the boys on the island are scared of Jack when he acts cruel and selfish. This makes them join his group, so they don't have to worry about getting hurt. During a group meeting Jack says “We shall take fire from the others,” (Golding 161).
In William Golding's novel, Lord of the Flies, Jack represents the savagery and viciousness within every human. Throughout the novel Jack becomes more and more vicious towards the boys, and it all started with hunting. When Jack couldn’t kill his first pig he became obsessed with hunting wich drove him a bit mad, causing him to become more vicious. Vicious is defined as deliberately cruel or violent. Jack can’t control his emotions and when he’s angry, he becomes quite vicious towards the other boys.
Lastly, Jack is known as the rebel of the story who disagrees with the leaders, and is pure evil from middle to end. Although Jack is evil, his bad character trait ensures his survival and alliance with the boys. The first example of when Jack’s evilness is shown in the story is when Jack hunts the pig and puts its head on a stick, the line says “ Jack held the head up and jammed the soft throat down on the pointed end of the stick which pierced through into the mouth. He stood back and the head hung there, a little blood dribbling down the stick” ( Golding, 150). This shows Jack’s evilness because instead of fearing the beast he is offering him the head of the pig that he just brutally murdered.
Jealous, immature, aggressive, hostile, emotionless. Are these things you would look for in a leader? The majority would say no, but it worked on the island for one reason. In the novel The Lord of the Flies by William Golding, Jack led by intimidation and controlled by fear. He was corrupted by his own need for power.
In a communist country you have the one leader who is in control of multiple other sub leaders, or taskmasters, who control the whole country Simon says in the book Lord of the flies, “...maybe there is a beast. ... What I mean is, maybe it's only us.”(89) He has started to realize that the people's own thoughts are the monster they have been fearing. William golding may have been referencing man's lust for power. Jack is the first to show this lust and as the book goes on he seeks to set himself up as a ruler over everybody else.
He goes to share his hunting story to Ralph and a boy named Piggy. On page 69, the narrator shares, “I cut the pig’s throat,’ said Jack, proudly, and yet twitched as he said it.” This quotation shows us that civilization is lost when the urge to kill takes over because it shows the stage where Jack is proudly killing animals, but still feeling a little bit uncomfortable with it. In this example, Jack proudly shares that he has killed, but still twitches after saying he did. Jack is still hanging onto the little bit of civilization that is left on their island.
(181) This quote displays that Jack has no sympathy for Piggy when he is killed. He let his inner evil show and hurt many others because of his desire for meat and
He does not want to help out on the island to benefit them, he would rather go hunting trying to kill pigs. Jack declared himself as chief and lead the hunters. When he came across a pig he wanted to kill it but he held back because he had no hunting skills. His ambition to kill a pig built up in him that he did not take orders from anyone anymore and moved on. He created his own tribe just so he could hunt for “meat.”
This quote is from people’s perspective around jack. It still shows that his character creates conflict between many things. “The booing rose and died again as Piggy lifted the white, magic shell. ‘Which is better –to be a pack of painted Indians like you are, or to be sensible like Ralph is?’ A great clamor rose among the savages.
Those were his first words that came out of Jack's mouth after Piggy was murdered showing that he had no sentimental value to him. He knew it was wrong to kill Piggy but all he cares about is himself. As stated in the research of “What’s going on in the teenage brain“ they seem to blame the brain for the consequences adolescents make “While adolescents might tend to be more moody and impulsive — and we now have some reason to believe that this might be reflecting a ‘normal’ part of brain development”.(healthychildren.org) This is practically an excuse that adolescent do not know what they’re doing due to their brains not being “fully developed”(healthychildren.org). Jack knew exactly what he was doing, he even admitted when he said “That’s what you’ll get!”(ch11 Golding) Before that Jack has always wanted the chief position very desperately, knowing his selfishness, brutal self, he would have done anything for it.
He stabbed his knife into a nearby tree in a fit of anger and promised the pig would be killed next time. " He capered toward Bill, and the mask was a thing on its own, behind which Jack hid, liberated from shame and self-consciousness." (Goulding 89). When Jack masked his face with various items on the island, it revealed a more animalistic side of Jack as if the mask was its own person. He became the leader of the hunters and lead them in the hunt for a pig.
Snarling is a characteristic on animals, not of civil humans. Golding practically says that Jack is turning into a beast in this quote. Secondly, when Jack left the group Ralph made to start a new ‘tribe’ he became a brutal, violent leader. He helped lead a crowd of his tribal members to kill Simon. He was the leader of his
Human behaviors are easy to be changed by the experiences and environment. As the time passes by, the changed behaviors can be worse or better than before. However, most people become worse because of the specific experiences in their life time. In Lord of the Flies, the changes of behavior are occurred obviously in the characters of Jack, Roger, and Ralph.
Jack, a main character in Lord of The Flies, reminds me of a horrible man in history, Adolf Hitler. They both have done horrible things. Hitler and Jack have a lot in common, but they are also dissimilar. These two evil people obtained their power in varying ways yet they used their power in similar ways. In Lord of the Flies, Jack rules over most of the boys when he comes to power.