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The Lord Of The Flies Character Analysis Essay

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4th period “You don’t deserve a point of view if the only thing you see is you” (Unknown). In the lord of flies by William Golding, Jack turns evil and is not himself. A former choirmaster and “head boy” at his school, he arrived on the island having experienced some success in exerting control over others by dominating the choir with his militaristic attitude. His main interest is hunting, an endeavor that begins with the desire for meat and builds to the overwhelming urge to master and kill other living creatures. One character trait that jack shows throughout the story is selfishness. Jack was given the job of watching the signal fire, and instead of doing his job, he went off to hunt. Since jack was not focused on the group the signal fire went out and the ship that could have recused them did not know there were there. Even though he was the reason they did not get rescued, he did not care. He was so worried about himself killing a pig that nothing else…show more content…
Jack tries to get ralph impeached, he uses his rhetorical skills to twist ralphs words. He tells the group “He’d never have got us meat”, asserting that hunting skills make for effective leader. Jack assigns a high value only to those who he finds useful or agreeable to his views and looks to silence those who do not please him. Another time where jack is manipulating is where he uses the boy’s fear of the beast to control their behavior. Jack creates the idea of the beast and provides just enough evidence of its existence in order for the boys to follow him blindly. They rely upon him for information about the beast, and in doing so, they start to believe everything he says. The boys view him as the solution to the problem. Jack is jealous of ralph getting to be the leader when he’s the oldest, so jack gets the boys to turn on ralph and been in his tribe. This can be seen throughout the story, The Lord of the
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