Jack's Greed In Lord Of The Flies

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Jack is desperate to show his dominance and power. Jack says, “Couldn’t let you do it on your own” (106) to Ralph when Ralph was trying to reach and get closer to the cave that the boys thought held the beastie. The cave is the one area that Jack was not able to explore while hunting due to its limited accessibility. As Ralph tries to reach the cave, Jack follows him. “Jack was edging along the edge.” (106) Jack follows Ralph on the ledge to go to the cave. Jack wants to appear better than everyone else, especially Ralph and he follows Ralph, not out of concern, but out of greed. On page 74, Jack yells out, “I got you meat!” He is desperate for acknowledgement and authority on the island. He does not wish to share credit with anyone else and

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