They’re going to hunt you tomorrow” (170). Jack kills Ralph last because Ralph is the last person Jack views as a threat to his goals. Jack is afraid Ralph might prevent him from taking complete control of the island, since initially Ralph was the leader. The darkness of humanity can destroy society since society gets in the way of the darkness of humanity. In the Lord of the Flies, Jack has been trying to destroy Ralph since chapter 1 because he wanted power.
When they’re signal fire goes out, that’s when Jack makes his move of becoming the new leader. Most of the boys follow Jack’s lead because they think he can protect them when really Jack cares nothing about them he just wants the ability to tell people what to do and punish them when he pleases. The more savage Jack becomes, the more he is able to control the rest of the group. He gets them to raid Ralph’s camp and taking Piggy’s glasses, which were used to make signal fires, to use for their camp to make their fires to cook their food. Things get so bad one of the boys are killed because they were acting out their hunt of a pig.
As see on Page 82: “You didn’t ought to have let that fire out. You said you keep the smoke going” “This from Piggy and wails of agreement from some of the hunters, drove Jack to violence.” Golding uses these words to show how for Jack’s ignorant mistakes, he becomes violent which corresponds to his evil and connects to the theme: ignorance is the root and stem of all evil. More ignorance is revealed from the characters in the Lord of the Flies when Simon is
Ralph, unlike Simon, has not figured out that he is fighting not only Jack, but the evil inside all mankind. Simon had figured that out when he had his "conversation" with the pig's head. The head told Simon "I'm part of you." Since Simon's conversation was part of an epileptic hallucination, the realization that the evil is inside of man must have come from Simon himself. Unfortunately Ralph, has been so focused on trying to lead the boys, thinking they would follow him simply because he was chief.
Spill her blood” (96). Jack becomes obsessed with hunting and has control over the boys because of their fear of the beast. So when told to kill the pig, they’re loyal and do so. In shattering Glass, most of Rob’s friends are hesitant to take part in his plan to transform Simon, but stay loyal to him. “That’s not real power; true power would be making the sheep like Simon.
Of course then Piggy was killed. This was another mistake because of many things; first of all, Piggy was a voice of reason for all of the boys on the island, even if they never really listened to him. He was very smart and resourceful. Without him the boys just became more uncivilized and ended up setting the whole island on fire to try and kill Ralph. It is also important to realize that you don’t just kill people because you feel like it, because in a civilized culture there are consequences for those types of
He had the knowledge, the brains, to know not to be involved in that heart twisting murder. He was like and angel among a pack of beast. After piggy had gotten his spectacles stolen by Jack, and they went to retrieve them, Jack and Ralph got into a fistfight, and piggy knew that enough was enough. He took the responsibility and broke them apart by commanding everyone to listen to him, for he has the conch. He knew it was the only way to stop Ralph and Jack from killing each other at that moment (179).
The character of Jack in Lord of the Flies serves to highlight the uneven cruelty and power distributed through society. His character depicts a battle between good and evil, this theme is one that was influenced by Golding's own experiences in World War two. Jack represents the breakdown in society and how the “blood thirsty”, savagery in human nature can cause the fall of man and lead to autocratic tribalism. Jack’s craving for power is made evident right from the beginning of the novel. when the boys decide that they “ought to have a chief”, Jack jumps at the chance with “simple arrogance”, and states that its because he is “chapter chorister”, and can “sing C sharp”,so in other words, for no valid reason at all.
Its pretty screwed up because he kills people like the like goats and doesn’t care. I truly think he might be insane and does it for fun. 3. I don’t know I expected him to do an ambush, that’s what I would of done. But Zarrof did do his share of the game and Rainsford didn’t ambush because he didn’t want to make a huge commotion and did not want to kill them 4.
Although Frank is a respected war hero who saved many lives and also idolized by David but when he treats the young Indian women, he molest and rapes them. He shows no sign of pity for them and will kill them after molesting or raping. Julian Hayden is a man who loves gaining control of others. He assumes that he’s above the law so ‘they couldn’t arrest us’. When Julian slowly found out about Frank’s crimes, he thinks that Frank should not be arrested because he is the war hero.