This displays his control over their fear of the beast and this act uplifts Jack’s power status. Jack converts their fear into power and is able to win the view of the community. In the middle of the book, it is evident that both boys have different goals. This can be seen, when Ralph and Jack fight about which is more important, building protection/ shelter (Ralph’s opinion) or hunting for food (Jack’s opinion). The quote, “rules, rules, so many rules”, illustrates his approach to survival, which is to hunt for food, while having fun.
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.
Jack represents the dark side of human nature, that is evil and violence. The “Beastie” is a threat to the boys and strike fear in them. This means it is important for a leader to convince their people that they have the right to feel fear. In this type of situation, a great leader like Jack has to manage two important goals. First, Jack needs the boys to believe him.
Violence like this leads to the fear that forms the base of Jack’s power as an autocratic leader of the island. Moreover, Jack uses sanguinary means of implanting a pig’s head on a stick to show what he is capable and inspire fear in all those around him. Golding describes the process in gruesome terms. “Jack held the head and jammed the soft throat down the pointed end of the stick which pierced through into the mouth. He stood back and the head hung there, a little blood dribbling
Unlike before, this scene conveys that Jack and the boys in his tribe are capable of killing and committing brutal acts. While Jack hesitates to kill a pig at the beginning of the book because of his fears of blood and death, he eventually becomes obsessed with hunting and violence, killing a sow by vigorously “stabbing downward with his knife” and slitting the sow’s throat. Additionally, Golding reveals that even
The wild pigs on the island are no match for Jack’s skill and bravery and neither are the other boys. Some of the lesser boys on the island desire to dethrone Jack, but none are able to harness his usage of pathos, ethos, and logos that attract all the boys. Although Ralph displays a handling of pathos, the Chief’s strong exhibition of pathos helps him convince the reader and the boys on the island that he should be the leader. Jack, who turns “savage” before all the other inferior boys, introduces them to the lucrative lifestyle of savagery when he “began to dance and his laughter became a bloodthirsty snarling,” (Golding 64). Jack’s wacky dance and psychotic laughter causes the boys to consider the savage
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?
He leads the brutal slaughter of a pig—and then Simon. He fosters rebellion and chaos.He throws a spear at Ralph with "full intention” of trying to kill him, and then sends the minions after him to finish the job. Jack 's hunger for power suggests that savagery does not resemble anarchy so much as a dictatorship system of abuse and power. Jack shows a loss of innocence and a gain of violence. Jack is a jealous, violent individual who craves power and eventually usurps it from Ralph throughout the novel.
Ralph blows the conch shell, as he blew the shell the guards tell them to leave and began to throw rocks. Jack’s group suddenly appeared from the forest carrying a dead pig along the sand. This again shows how Jacks group have turned to savagery. Ralph has now demanded that Jack give piggy’s glasses back. Doing this Jack begins to fight Ralph.
the forest) and refining his hunting abilities. All of these events lead up to Jack’s eventual split from Ralph’s rule and his complete succumbing to his negative impulses. This is epitomized in his vicious and thoughtless attack on the sow, during which he, “…was on top of the sow, stabbing downwards with his knife” (Golding, 135), exhibiting his brutal nature. His merciless assault on her was described by Henningfeld as, “…rife with sexual overtones”, displaying his completely impulse-controlled demeanor that shows no consideration for any logical thoughts. His abandonment of logic is also shown through the killing of the sow due to the strategic value of the sow due to her ability to bear more pigs for them to eat.