Jack doesn 't care about getting rescued, nor care about building a civilized society on the island. He’s only focused on hunting and gain power, and he spends whole time managing both. In a stormy night, Jack was having a feast with his tribe. Ralph and Piggy ate with them as well, and Jack asked them “Who’ll join my tribe and have fun?” “I’m chief...” said Ralph. “... And what about the fire?
He is cruel, aggressive, and relentless, and he will stop at nothing to become a dictator over his tribe. After him and his followers split off from Piggy and Ralph, his dominant traits become overbearing, resulting in the death of other boys on the island. One day, after a turbulent storm begins to sweep the island, Jack calls together his tribe. They notice a beast in the distance, who they think the storm scared out of hiding, and they surround it, chanting, “Kill the beast! Cut his throat!
Different things, help both Ralph and Jack gain and maintain power. While Ralph’s status goes up because of the conch, Jack’s power increases by him winning the community’s views. In addition, the conch represents Ralph and his goal, which is to create a civilization, through rules. Correspondingly, Jack uses the pig’s head as an offering to the beast. This displays his control over their fear of the beast and this act uplifts Jack’s power status.
If a ship comes near the island they may not notice us. So we must make smoke on top of the mountain. We must make a fire.” The boys agree with his suggestion and begin to collect woods for the fire. He also suggests building huts for their shelters and giving Jack the authority to hunt as the leader for hunters group for some meat. In contradiction with Ralph, Jack only focuses the important to satisfy his own desire.
Ralph, in correlation with his insistence on being found and building shelter, decides to build a signal fire and places some of the boys to attend to it. This is juxtaposed with Jack wanting to hunt yet again. Jack takes the boys and uses them to assist in killing the pig, but, coincidentally, a ship passes the island while Jack has the boys that were responsible for keeping the fire going (Golding 68). This once again shows evidence of Jack’s insistence on the need to hold power. He feels that orders from Ralph don 't apply to him.
One example of how Jack’s autocratic rule comes from violence and fear is how he reacts at the mere mention of the idea that his hunters are not as powerful as he believes. This is illustrated when Ralph, angry at Jack for letting the fire go out, expresses a negative opinion of Jack’s hunters, while Piggy, a logical thinker who supports Ralph, is nearby: “‘What about my hunters?’ ‘Boys armed with sticks.’ Jack got to his feet. His face was red as he marched away. Piggy put on his one glass and looked at Ralph. ‘Now you’ve done it.
This quote shows how much the relationship between Jack and Ralph has changed over time. Earlier, they were good friends, but now that Jack has power, he feels the need to exert it, which he does by showing hostility towards Ralph. Just because of Jack’s will to attain power, it destroys their friendship and creates an antagonism between the
By this point Jack already started to grow his hunting group and therefore grow in power. Because of this, he realizes he has enough power to create his own group and split from Ralph 's. This also shows that Jack feels like Piggy 's opinion is so unimportant compared to his that Jack goes against one of the rules he originally
You been rude about his hunters’ (142). The discrepancy between Jack’s opinion of himself and his associates shows yet again when Ralph forces the reality upon Jack. Jack’s hunters were, indeed, no more than boys armed with sticks, and their yield rate (54) testified against their capabilities. Jack doesn’t realize that he really was the only one hunting, and the others’ presences were mostly trivial, which gave him a false sense of empowerment, continuously building his conflicting ideas between his “important” role as a hunter, and the reality that meat wasn’t an absolute necessity. What types of images are used in conjunctions with the character?
The other boys join in on this attempt to kill Ralph as well. By this time in the novel all signs of civilisation are now gone. Jack was the new leader and most powerful boy on the island however, did Jack deserve the respect he was being shown? Although Jack had turned into a complete savage, Ralph had not. Even though Ralph was not completely civilised as he was when he first landed on the island, he kept some of the morals and standards that he had when he first arrived.