Jack Merridew Personality Jack is the novel’s primary representative of the instinct of savagery, violence, and the desire for power. Confident, power-hungry, well positioned natural leader. At first he hasn't lost his moral propriety and behaviour that society instilled in him at first. Chapter 1 he is unable to kill a pig however throughout the book his obsession with hunting makes him more savage and he then devotes himself to the task(painting himself, carving bloodlust). Becomes more malicious and gains more power, controlling the group.
Jack would make it more like a dictatorship, because he is a very savage character. Piggy is very logical and he likes to think things through before he does or says them. Piggy always tried to make the sound decision for Ralph, though Ralph would not listen most of the time. He thinks like an adult, always had, even in the beginning. Piggy’s the one who said they should collect everybody’s name and make a list.
In the beginning this irritates him and he feels a bit beat. However soon after Ralph takes his side and openly defends him in front of Jack. Though Piggy does not have the looks ideal for the role of leader, he certainly has superior intelligence to all the other boys. Piggy is behind most of Ralph’s success. However if he has something to say, he rarely speaks out loud, instead he just mutters to himself or jack.
The theme conflict is presented throughout this novel. It is a theme which portrays itself through many different bases, for example through power, leadership, and the degeneration into barbarism. But the main source of the conflict is between Ralph and Jack; since they have different styles of leadership which triggers a dispute within the group of boys. Ralph’s style of leadership is fair and democratic, whose ideas are based on rules and order, “we’ll have to have hands up”. This shows how he is willing listen and almost represents the side of human kind which is good; Jack embodies the side which is evil.
Each character in a story gives off a different personality which makes some more likable than the others. As for Ralph and Piggy from Lord of the Flies, their characters aren’t exactly my favorite. Although Ralph does his best to act like a leader, he’s somewhat a pushover; as for Piggy, his personality can be considered irritable. As the main protagonist and leader, Ralph has to keep everyone in check and try to run things smoothly. Although he’s a stubborn person, he can also be considered a pushover.
- 3) Why does Ralph reveal Piggy’s nickname to Jack? Because boys started calling him “Fatty”, and Ralph thought Piggy is better. Piggy | Jack | | * Likes order * Concerned * Not * Trying to be different/ unique and be close to Ralph (asthma) | * Very concerned about leadership * Has control over choir. * Jack likes to HUNT. (Aggressive) * | | Also, Ralph wanted to fit into the Jack’s group.
Being exposed to situations of adversity a boy his age would not usually have to face, Jack yearns to meet the expectations of society in the 1950’s, especially that of manhood. The expectations of males in the 1950’s era was to be masculine and the dominant figure of the house. The men Jack looked up to as role models where men who had been to war and owned guns. Although it is easy to see in the first passage what a poor person Roy is, from his attempts of ‘threats and occasional brutality’ to make sure Rosemary held her ‘place’, it is clear Tobias presents his younger self as blinded by Roy being ‘what a man should be’. Furthermore Jack’s use of the word ‘should’ instead of could or would, to describe Roy, signifies how, at that point, Jack thinks that all other forms of manhood, other than Roy’s, is not correct .
Simon is a very important character in the Lord of the Flies. He serves as the voice of reason on the island and a potential saviour. Simon is evidently clever although not as intelligent as Piggy. We can point out Simon's intelligence because of his approach to the boys' problems when on the island. His leadership skills are seen by Ralph even though he isn't as old as Ralph and Jack.
He was said to use his brass knuckles to gain respect, and to make people afraid of him. It was exactly this that made him seem so much more threatening than other boys. However, the Assef we met in the film was an ordinary Afghanistan boy. Though he was a bully, and walked within his circles as if he owned them, he did not seem as frightening as in the book. A characteristic that is truly presented in both the film and book is the fact that Assef is a bully.
If we could only make barbs-“We need shelter”(Golding 52). Ralph just denies Jack the pleasure of an interest in the pig hunting and goes about being concerned for the safety of everybody. Further on Ralph gets invited in on the pig hunt, and unexpectedly he enjoys it and he too gets thrilled by the violence. Ralph is thrilled with his display of violence; “I hit him all right. The spear stuck in.