Jack Merridew's Darkness

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Golding gives the reader a glimpse of the creeping darkness within man by creating several internal struggles within the characters of his novel. For example, Diane Jenningfeld commented in her essay “An overview of Lord of the Flies”, saying “During the first trip into the jungle, Jack is unable to kill the pig with his knife; by the end of the book he is hunting human quarry”. At the start of the novel, Jack Merridew struggles with his reluctance and desire to kill anything. He falters because society has taught him to suppress any evil and violent urges, but now on the island there is no one to stop or reprimand him. By the end, Jack no longer holds back, but gives in to the mad pleasure of killing pigs and even hunting humans. Jack isn’t

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