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?
While talking to Ralph about the littluns and the beast, after returning from hunting, the narrator implies that Jack slowly begins to forget about civilization by stating, “Jack had to think for a moment before he could remember what rescue was,” (Golding 53). This line from the text shows the reader that Jack is losing sight of his old life and the dangers of living on an island without adults. By focusing solely on hunting with his choir, the possibility of rescue and home escape his mind, and he begins to believe the island stands as a long-term home. While Piggy and Ralph try to sustain a fire and find rescue, Jack hunts animals, and gathers other necessities, so that the boys may inhabit the island. He slowly becomes less aware of the rules, and, over time, cares less and less about the tribe and the chief.
In contradiction with Ralph, Jack only focuses the important to satisfy his own desire. In the beginning of the novel, he wanted to be the leader however, the boys elected Ralph as the leader. His desire for power enhanced more after he become the leader for his hunters group and later become the “chief” of his own tribe. He leaves Ralph group and influenced the boys to be in his tribe by using “beast” as his subject matter. Last but not least, we can also see the negative consequences of war.
Jack took advantage of this by disagreeing with Ralph. The boys soon liked the idea of acting savagely and the “game” Jack was playing. People follow someone at some point. The boys wanted to fit in and have freedom. They’re kids and most of them are young, they’ll be cool with anything.
The quote, “rules, rules, so many rules”, illustrates his approach to survival, which is to hunt for food, while having fun. Consequently, Jack’s goal is more appeasing to the young boys of the community, as well as some of the older boys. This results in Jack gaining power over Ralph. In conclusion, the rivalry that appears between Jack at the end of the book causes the
To start, when the boys first arrive on the island after the crash, Jack had a knife that he carried around with him. He constantly hits it into nearby objects to instill fear in the other boys. For example, during a meeting the boys are all talking about what their plan should be while they are on the island. Jack suddenly stands up. On page 33, the narrator says, “Jack slammed his knife into a trunk and looked around challengingly.” This quotation shows us that Jack used the knife to look intimidating.
In that desperate situation, a boy named Jack suggested all the other boys to go hunt animals for food for survival purpose. However, another boy who was supposed to be their leader, Ralph, rejected his idea and because of that, Jack was so angry and decided to break their law that was agreed by everyone together before. As the anger emotion had controlled Jack, he started to feel rage towards Ralph. This is because Ralph was the leader, so, most of the boys were on Ralph side. He then created his own troops and started hunting for animals.
In the story, Jack faces many problems that he has to overcome which include, not having all the power at the beginning of the book and risking his “manliness” because he was too scared to kill a pig. All which leads his character to have numerous changes as the story went on. Golding clearly showed Jack turning from a proper choir boy to a full out savage by the end of the book. This is important because it shows it is human nature to change as you face hard problems in life. It also shows that no matter who you are, you are going to change someway as you go through your story, just like Jack did in the
The boys no longer had adults in their lives, and because of this void, they had to become responsible. They attempted to create rules, shelters, and a way off the island. They attempted to provide for one another, and eventually began to act a little like adults. “…The ground was hardened by an accustomed tread and as Jack rose to his full height he heard something moving on it. He swung back his right arm and hurled the spear with all his strength” (45).
In the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding, many young boys became stranded on a deserted island without any grownups. In the beginning, Ralph, the leader, warns everyone about the importance of having a fire with smoke in order for ships to find them. Not everyone agrees with his philosophy though; some think finding food is a more urgent matter. These boys create their own tribe led by a young boy named Jack. Through the development of Jack Merridew’s characterization, the author shows that humans will succumb to their animalistic ways when they do not have a set government.