Some of the characters in the fictional world evolves to relate to the ever-changing situations and lose their ability to connect with civilization, however, there are a few who remain their inner selves. However, there are a few who exist in the middle in this universe. One of theses boys is Jack Merridew, a leader of the choir. Jack is depicted as an evil leader, one who undergoes a change from a civilized person to being an aggressive savage who loses touch with humanity, and his capability to manipulate others and the use of aggressive methods to achieve personal goals.
At the point when Jack leaves Ralph's gathering it goes this way: His voice trailed off. The hand that held the conch shook. He cleared his throat, and spoke loudly. “All right then”. He laid the conch with great care in the grass at his feet. The humiliating tears were running from the corner of each eye. “I’m not going to play any longer. Not with you. (75) (Lorcher, 2012). The author makes us comprehend what the characters are feeling and their feelings. Jack makes it sound a bit excessively emotional however enough for us, making it impossible to comprehend what he is
Jack was directly involved in Simon’s death, and was completely aware that he and the boys were killing something when they were in the circle. Jack had rallied the boys in a savage way at the feast, singing their chant, and dancing:“Do our dance! Come on! Dance!” (151, Golding). This action causes the boys to go into a savage frenzy , screaming, yelling, and mass chaos, all because Jack told them to do their dance. Their dance turned into ritual killing where all the boys, including Jack, ruthlessly stabbed and beat Simon repeatedly to death. Jack had caused the mass chaos and if he had never done that, Simon would still be alive and not a corpse at the bottom of the ocean. Jack and his tribe committed murder and only Ralph recognized it for what it was: “that was murder…. I wasn’t
Combined Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler killed 54 million people. This begs the question, why do people who are clearly corrupted and even murderous followed by many? William Golding in his novel The Lord of the Flies attempts to answer that question through his portrayal of the character, Jack. In the novel, a group of boys get stranded on an island and attempt to create a proper government. Initially a pure of heart child is chose in Ralph but this eventually changes when Jack decides to start his own tribe. This leads to the boys leaving Ralph for the preferable leader: Jack, who’s violence and intimidation entices the boys to join him. The boys live in constant fear of a beast that Jack also uses as a tool to garner support. William Golding shows that humans follow corrupt leaders because they provide protection, exude confidence and manipulate effectively.
Every man has a beast inside of him, lacking knowledge or not accepting the beast within him will be his downfall. The beast is the most important symbol, plays a major role, and gains importance throughout Golding's Lord of the Flies. In the book the beast is used to represent the potential evil, fear of isolation, and primal savagery.
The Lord of the Flies by William Golding contains a character whose dynamic is astonishingly similar to ones of a dictator. A character whose motives are selfish, whose actions are ruthless, and a character who needs to acquire total power. These personality traits were built around a character that Golding named Jack Merridew. Jack’s character almost instantly can be observed as both a problem and a threat to the rest of the boys on the island. Comparable to the character of Jack Merridew is the dictator, Fidel Castro. In comparison, Fidel Castro is a Marxist Cuban leader who overthrew Batista, established military and political relations with the Soviet Union, which lead to the Cuban Missile Crisis, and, under his administration, transformed
An English philosopher Thomas Hobbes once said, “The condition of man... is a condition of war of everyone against everyone.” In the society we live in, rules keep us in check. But what if the rules disappeared? In the book “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding delineates the life of a group of boys separated from modern civilization. Crash landed onto an island, the group of boys face a challenge of survival, as adults are not to be found. Without authority or guidelines to abide by, the boys are taken into their dark side. When authority and rules disappears, a spark, allowing their inner savage surfaces. The boys slowly return back to the primitive stage we once experienced. Golding is trying to communicate the inner “beastie” humans contain
The relationship between Ralph and Jack was at first very close and secure, but as the story moved on, Jack’s jealousy of Ralph being the leader caused their relationship to become strained, to the extent of hatred and rivalry.
What type of qualities make up a good leader? There are many qualities that make up a great leader. Jack, from Lord of the Flies, exhibits three character traits that model what a leader should be.
A great amount of controversy exists in the questioning on whether humans are naturally evil. To come to a conclusion, many people often explore this human nature using arts, television, and literature. In one relating novel, Lord of the Flies, the author, William Golding clearly shows his belief on individual character, which is that all people have a morally wrong side within them. In the book, a group of boys get stranded on an uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean when trying to flee their home country of England during the time of nuclear war. While on this island, the boys experience a life that initially begins with a civilization that they are used to at home. Slowly, however, the boys develop into savages due
In Lord of the Flies by William Golding, a group of children are stranded on an island without any adult supervision. Ralph uses a conch shell that a boy named Piggy found in order to gather the children together. A freckled boy named Jack, who is the leader of a choir, arrives tardy with his group of singers dressed in black cloaks following him. At this first meeting, they decide to elect Ralph as their leader instead of Jack. Ralph appeases Jack by allowing him to be in charge of the hunters and by sanctioning him to have the responsibility of keeping the signal fire alive. As the story begins to progress, Jack begins to favor his responsibility of hunting over keeping the fire alive, and also begins to change the way he looks and the way
In the article, “The Final Period” Sigmund Freud Revisited states that, “the relation of the ego to the id as that of a man on horseback trying to hold back the superior strength of the horse. The ego, like the rider who often has to guide his horse where the horse wants to go, must transform the id’s will into action as if it was its own.” (“Sigmund Freud Revisited”). Freud’s theories on psychoanalysis are illustrated by a book about young boys stranded on an island. In Lord of the Flies by William Golding, Ralph’s personality represents Sigmund Freud’s theory on the ego.
Ralph’s attitude towards Piggy was negative as he felts uninterest in Piggy's talk and statements. Ralph kept ignored almost everything that Piggy spoke because he didn't care much, and plus the fact that Piggy always referred to his auntie about what to do and what not annoyed him. Instead, he found himself more interest about the surrounding, "Protected from the sun, ignoring Piggy's ill-omened talk, he dreamed pleasantly...vivid phantoms of his day-dream still interposed between him and Piggy, who in this context was an irrelevance,"(pg.15-16). This quote shows that Ralph annoyed by Piggy's talk, and he tried to ignore Piggy and enjoyed the scenery.
It has been a long time since the world experienced what it would be like without someone to guide them in the correct direction. Both constant fear and complete savagery play a part in this plot-twisting story, showing the complications with unfit leadership. In the novel, Lord of the Flies, William Golding underlines the darkness that inhabits each of the characters’ minds by utilizing the pig’s head on a stick to show that man simply cannot prosper without a proper leader.
Ralph is a twelve year old boy who is chosen to be the leader/chief of the group of young boys. He tries to take leadership, make rules, and settle arguments between Piggy and Jack. Piggy is a fair-haired, short, overweight boy with asthma who wears spectacles and cannot swim. He is has trouble interacting with others and tries to fit in, but ends up arguing with Jack most of the