Loss Of Innocence In Lord Of The Flies By William Golding

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Jack as an innocent little boy until the island broke him. Ralph, Jack, Piggy, Simon and multiple other boys get stuck on an island in the middle of nowhere. They are all alone without any adults or signs of getting off the island. In the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding, the theme of loss of innocence is shown through the character Jack. At the start of Lord of the Flies Jack is introduced with multiple other boys who were all part of a choir. When all the boys met they all introduced themselves to each other and decide that they need a rule system. Jack states, “we’ve got to decide about being rescued” (19). Jack is saying that the boys all need to decide on whether they want to be rescued or not. In addition Jack and Ralph came up with a plan to keep a fire going to serve as a smoke signal. Jack failed to keep the fire going and Ralph ended up having to scold Jack when Ralph yelled at him, “Jack …show more content…

Jack and his hunters had split away from Ralph and the others and starts to become more and more savage. After chopping the head off a pig jack says “This head is for the beast. It’s a gift” (156). It is difficult to cut off the head of a pig and it's extremely gruesome, Jack made the boys put the pig's head on a stick as an offering to some beast they think is on the island. Finally at the end of the book Jack has gone completely insane and has lost all off his innocence he says, “See? See? That's what you get! I meant that!” (209). Roger had just wedged a giant boulder off a cliff and it landed on Piggy killing him. Jack responded by saying they deserved it and acted like it was a good thing that Piggy died, Jack was barely shocked by the fact of Roger just killing Piggy with a giant rock. In the beginning of Lord of the Flies Jack was an innocent little boy along with all the other boys on the island but as the story progresses he loses all of his

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