I Don’t Care: An Essay In the book Lord Of The Flies by William Golding, a young boy is brutally murdered by his friends in an attempt to kill the beast. After this happens, the others deny what they have done and descend into animalistic madness, that they realize only when logic and reason save them. Jack’s character changes during the novel, starting as a boy in charge of a choir, afraid to kill a pig, ending with him trying to kill one who was once his friend. In the beginning, Jack feels fear at the desire to kill, “He tried to convey the compulsion to track down and kill that was swallowing him up” (51).
Their young mindset tempts them to see the worst. They act upon their poor thoughts. The boys argue where the beast comes from and when Simon suggests it comes from the water, the boys laugh and make fun of him. They then continue to argue and eventually Jack splits with his hunter followers to go find out for themselves. Jack felt the need that if he proved whether the beast was out there, that maybe he would be able to gain some of the respect he thinks he deserves.
Jack tries to discredit him by calling a meeting about the beast and turning the tables to say some negative things about Ralph which means that Jack is ignoring the rules of society and going rogue, evil to say in his voice. “Yes. The beast is a hunter. Only-shut up! The next thing is that we couldn’t kill it.
Over the course of the book, Ralph wants to create a positive society for the boys in which they will get rescued, while Jack as a Machiavellian, manipulates and twists the boys into a problematic society. In the quote, "The fire is the most important thing on the island. How can we ever be rescued except by luck, if we don 't keep a fire going?” (80), we see Ralph fighting hard to focus the boys on the bigger picture of getting rescued. Despite Ralph’s valiant efforts, we see in the quote, “Ralph was on his feet too, shouting for quiet, but no one heard him.
In the quote above, Ralph is attempting to hide when the boys pass by him. Jack however notices him and Ralph realizes this may be the end. Jack, along with his tribe and their spears and painted faces run down Ralph through the forest even setting it on fire. In the end Ralph ends up being saved by luck, running into an officer. If it were not for the officer, Jack’s evilness would have got the best of him, and Ralph would not have survived.
Frequently, Jack attempts to turn the boys against Ralph, only caring for his own desires. For example, “He’s not a hunter. He’d never have got us meat. He isn’t a prefect and we don’t know anything about him. He just gives orders and expects people to obey him for nothing.
Explanation: Jack was unlike the rest of the characters in this story as he showed determination and toughness above anyone else's. Jack was always determined to kill a pig and bring it back for a feast. After Ralph scolding him multiple times for only trying to kill a pig and mainly failing he formed his own tribe where people could have fun and eat
After the boys catch their first glimpse at what they imagined was the beast, Jack calls his own assembly to address the issue. As Jack leads his own meeting instead of Ralph, he immediately exerts this new authority in an attempt to overthrow Ralph as chief, exclaiming, “He’s like Piggy. He says things like Piggy. He isn 't a proper chief,” (Golding 92).
“We saw-” “-the beast-”. In the Lord of the Flies by William Golding, there were a group of English Schoolboys. They roamed around on a deserted island, a war was going on in the near future. There are many possible things a “beast” can be. The definition of a “beast” evolves throughout the story.
Every child comes into this world as a selfish, manipulative, cruel and stubborn being. It is the parents and society that teaches children how to function in a civilized world, and societal laws that keeps them under control. William Golding wrote this novel in the early years of the cold war and the atomic age. In William Golding's classic novel Lord of the Flies, Golding uses Jack, a young savage who looks to lead a group of stranded kids on an island with no food, no rules, and no adults. The effect freedom has on Jack has turned him into a savage because he does not have to listen to anyone since there are no adults on the island.
Society has an evil deep within. Most don’t notice it because it is them, we are the evil, people are the evil. The Lord of the Flies novel written by William Golding was a look into the evil of society. This evil was conveyed through one specific character in the novel, Jack. Jack is a main character in the story whose personality is way different than we would expect a common 12 year old boy’s to be.
“They hate you, Ralph. They’re going to do you.” “They’re going to hunt you tomorrow.” Jack and his tribe have no real reason to kill Ralph, other than for competition of authority. Ralph has already agreed with the terms that he is no longer chief, so the struggle for authority between the boys has ceased to exist.
”(1) This way of using propaganda is related to the way that Jack completely over exaggerates the beast. Both Hitler and Jack share similar qualities of leader. Their character is irreconcilable to Ralph, who is much noble. Ralph comes into power by more of his looks and by having discovered the conch.
Jack has changed greatly, over the course of William Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies. Crashing onto an island without adults and having to survive put a strain on all of the boys, but Jack’s personality altered the most due to this experience. He went from living as an ambitious choir boy, to being a vicious, brutal, beast. Many things changed Jack on the island, but most of all, he created the monster he became.