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Jack In Lord Of The Flies Persuasive Essay

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When Jack, Ralph, and Simon go on their expedition they come across a tied up piglet and decide to kill so as Ralph and Simon hold it down, Jack was supposed to slit its throat to let all the blood spill out, but, he paused and the piglet got away. The literal reason for Jack not killing the piglet is that he cannot deal with seeing the piglets blood flush out all over the ground. "There came a pause, a hiatus, the pig continued to scream and the creepers to jerk, and the blade continued to flash at the end of a bony arm" (Golding 31). The concept for why he could not is because of the enormity of the knife descending and cutting into living flesh; because he could not handle the blood. When the pig gets away, Jack says that he was just choosing a place, decide where to stab him, this foreshadows the death of something when Jack finds the place. This foreshadows that if Jack was in the moment of adrenaline and had a place he would kill something. The concept to why Jack could not kill the piglet is that a living animal or species should be killed. 2.) Golding first presents Jack as intimidating, fierce, warrior-like, and rude. "The boy himself came forward, vaulted on to the platform with his cloak flying, and peered into what to him was almost complete darkness" (Golding 20). He is presented a in a dark cloak as well as he…show more content…
"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
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