Jack Strong Takes a Stand is about a kid named Jack Strong who is so busy that he finally thought it was enough! So he decided to go on strike. So he did and he sat on the couch and said he was never going to get up until his parents said he could quit some of the activities he was in. Who will win Jack or his parents?
Their lives contradicted Jack’s greatly because his conservative father often talked about how suffering was the key to being a good person. “ One thing I do know,” the Queen went on. “ To ignore the joy while it lasts, in favor of lamenting one’s fate one’s fate, is a great crime.” (349) Here he learned that bringing joy into someone’s life and keeping it bright in his own is the greatest
"You couldn't have a beastie, a snake-thing, on an island this size" Golding 36. Jack on the other hand, agrees with Ralph yet lets the possibility that if it existed, it would be killed and then mentions, that it would die like the pigs though Jack could not even kill a pig that was trapped. They both wanted the kid to let go of the fear, but in aspects towards evil, Ralph doesn't believe it and Jack doesn't but if it did, says he'd kill it. Ralph rationalizes while Jack wants to be the brave heroic figure and lets the possibility
He is too scared and this is important because it shows that he is unprepared to live on his own without his parents, for now. 2. Golding presents Jack to us as arrogant and cocky. When he is first introduced, he came in “marching approximately in step in two parallel lines and dressed in strangely eccentric clothing” (Golding 19). The fact that Jack and the
Collins mom wants to know where they are going, and why they are going. Collins dad wants Colin to learn another language this summer. Collins dad says that he needs to work harder than ever before or he might be wasting his potential, and Colin says that he has already wasted it. After that his parents couldn’t do anything else but say yes. Now all they have to do is persuade Hassan’s parents, which isn’t any easier, but Colin persuades Hassan’s mom by telling her that they will get jobs.
To make matters worse, Jack comes from a family of athletes. His brothers and his dad were huge football stars but Jack himself really isn’t into football or any sports. Being a senior is hitting him hard due to the fact that he now has to pick a sport to participate in and he has all the pressure on the weight of his shoulders to pick football. He decides to play a game of laid back, pick up football with some of the guys from the Varsity team.
After the boys catch their first glimpse at what they imagined was the beast, Jack calls his own assembly to address the issue. As Jack leads his own meeting instead of Ralph, he immediately exerts this new authority in an attempt to overthrow Ralph as chief, exclaiming, “He’s like Piggy. He says things like Piggy. He isn 't a proper chief,” (Golding 92).
He spilt the water and leapt to his feet, laughing excitedly. Beside the pool his sinewy body held up a mask that drew their eyes and appalled them. ”(Golding 33). Unlike the others, Jack lost himself way sooner than the others. He was the first one to show savagery and independence from the group.
Jack does not realize that he will be the one to go with Kevin. When they come to this realization, Jack and Kevin both try to make excuses to get out of going. The last thing they want to do is spend time with each other. Jack then proceeds to get lost various times
Like the others, JACK has lost his connections to reasoning and reality in exchange for power through extortion and fear. Ralph and JACK’s confrontation, essentially, sets the stage for the competition between Ralph’s path of civility and order versus JACK’s path of evil and demagoguery. When JACK wins the battle against Ralph, he immediately utilizes the BOYS’ fears of the BEAST in order to bolster his power. Within the process of conformity and deindividuation, the BOYS, desensitized, do not question JACK’s power while he commits acts like “beat[ing] Wilfred” (159) for no reason. Golding specifically denounces JACK’s actions and portrays him like an animal.
Jack lost his sanity and civility and this changed him in more ways than imaginable. Jack was a natural leader when the boys first came onto the island, but as time continued he became a horrible dictator. On the first day on the island, Ralph and Jack competed for chief of the island. Ralph won. Jack was unhappy with this result, but it didn’t yet throw him into a spiral of craze and anger.