Jack, after returning with his hunters, gives news to an angry Ralph that he has killed his first pig. Ralph is angry at Jack because he let the fire go out and a ship passed by, but Jack does not understand why Ralph is so frustrated about this.“‘I cut the pig’s throat,’ said Jack, proudly, and yet twitched as he said it” (69). Jack’s twitching signifies that he is still bothered by the fact that he actually killed something that was once living. The fact that Jack is able to kill the pig shows that Jack has changed from the way he acted before. Jack also does not realize the importance of the mistake he has made by letting the fire die.
Ralph was targeted and therefore had no chance to join Jack’s tribe, regardless if he wished to or not. Samneric, however joined because they had no choice. In which they did not meld into Jack’s style of leadership and control. This caused the boys to rebel in simple ways which supported Ralph more than Jack. ““You gotta go now, Ralph.” “For your own good.” “Keep away.
In the end, George was justified in killing Lennie but he had trouble with killing his friend. He showed that he “shivered”(Steinbeck 106) after he shot Lennie and he wouldn’t kill a good friend without a legitimate reason. George knew that either way, Lennie would die from either Curley or he had to do it. And he did not want Curley to kill him so he made Lennie think of happy things right before his death so it can be peaceful. He was pressured.
Jack so strongly believes that there is a beast that he kills Simon, mistaking him as the beast attacking. The beast is invented in the midst of hunting and savage thoughts while they were trying to get a kill. Simon, who was kind and civilized knew the beast did not exist but was killed due to
After he kills his first pig, Jack, “... his face smeared with clays, [reaches] the top first and [hails] Ralph excitedly, with lifted spear. ‘Look! We’ve killed a pig-’” (69). Jack did not have the courage to originally kill a pig, but is ecstatic when he executes his first pig. The mask that Jack wore allows him to not feel guilty about killing a living creature.
After he caught his first pigs with his hunters, Jack shows Ralph his hunt. While talking to Ralph, “He noticed blood on his hands and grimaced distastefully, looked for something on which to clean them, then wiped them on his shorts”(p 69). Even though Jack is starting to become more animal-like, he still shows that he is still human and is not used to killing animals. However, the longer they boys live on the island, the more they become animals and less human. Then they will move on from killing animals to killing their human
When Jack and his group were hunting they wanted to make a big scene about their kill. So they thought it would be a good idea to put the pig head on a stick in the ground and to me this shows how violent he really is. Jack is more of a dictator than a leader he tells his tribe followers what to do and if they don’t do what he wants he hangs them up and he threatens to kill them. For example Jack says “Give me a drink” (Golding 158) and this quote perfectly describes how demanding of a leader he is. This is why nobody chose him as the island leader because of his poor leadership skills and his poor choices.
Not only is being stranded on an island extremely stressful, it also can affect one's attitude and judgement. Of course Jack was deemed as the “bad guy” throughout Lord of the Flies, but in no way does this mean he was born evil. I think one reason why he began to act out so wildy was because of his desire to be leader being shot down. When the boys were all gathered at the meeting EVIDENCE Not only was he embarrassed, but he may have also been scared that Ralph’s ideas may not keep them alive and safe. Instead, he resorted to hunting to ensure that he would never go without a
Jack Merridew was a terrible leader. All he wanted was violence and more violence. Piggy and him, they didn’t get along. When the island split due to general disagreements, Piggy stayed with me. Jack was insistent on taking Piggy’s specs to build fire for their side of the island.
Some might say that's not murder that's just self-defense. But if that's the case then why does Rainsford after claiming victory and safety from death go to Zaroff's room at night and kills him. “‘You have won the game.’ Rainsford did not smile. ‘I am still a beast at bay…’Get ready General Zaroff’” (20) He doesn’t kill Zaroff for any reason other than revenge. By beast at bay Rainsford is saying he doesn’t have anywhere to go, so he wants to fight Zaroff, until someone dies which is ironic because Rainsford states that he is against killing another human being when he first meets Zaroff at the beginning of the story.