Jack Symbolism In Lord Of The Flies

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Hayley Sabatini Period 3 Lord of the Flies The symbolism of Jack in William Golding’s “Lord of the Flies”, is a predator. Jack believes himself to be a hunter, and thinks he is better than most of the other boys. In his own way of ruling, he acts like he is a tyrant. Although Jack is a boy who tends to fool around and is not very serious, sometimes he can be respectful. “We’ve got to have rules and obey them. After all, we’re not savages. We’re English, and the English are the best at everything.” Jack wants some rules so that the boys can behave while he focuses on himself and so that he can hunt. “I painted my face, I stole up. Now you eat, all of you, and I.” Jack wants everyone to appreciate him for his kill. Jack throws the piece of meat at Simon because he is frustrated and Simon is easy to pick on. This shows how Jack is willing to be a true hunter. Sometimes Jack has a kind heart but on the other hand he can also be a bully. “Fear can’t hurt you anymore than a dream.…show more content…
“Who’s going to join my tribe?” Once Jack gets his own tribe, he wants to get rid of Ralph and so he sends his tribe to kill him. “Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!” Jack acts like a savage and a tyrant and is determined to become the hunter that he was meant to be. This makes Jack and his tribe to start their own ritual dances. It also causes them to make up some chants. The understanding that has been obtained is that Jack is self centered. He always wants everything to involve himself. Jack likes to be the center of attention. He is still a hunter and predator. He also has uncivilized manners that make him come on as a tyrant. Although that maybe, he is Jack and will always remain as Jack. He is stronger and older than Ralph but not as wiser as him. Jack will always resort himself to be rude and
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