Lord Of The Flies Jack Analysis

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Lord of the flies essay on jack Cassandra Witt 10/15/12 JACK In the novel Lord of the Flies, Jack is the character that goes through the most change of anyone throughout the story. He begins the novel as a somewhat arrogant choir boy, who we actually see cry when he is not elected leader of the island. Jack's physical appearance is described as, "Inside the floating cloak he was tall, thin and bony; his hair was red beneath the black cap. His face was crumpled and freckled and ugly without silliness" (Golding p.19) Jack's original feelings were pretty much the same as Ralph’s, to keep an organized group on the island. Jack says, "I agree with Ralph. 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. So we've got to do the right things." (p.40). Although we are shown a pretty normal boy, we start to see that Jack can be very mean at the same time. While Piggy is talking, Jack exclaims, "You're talking too much. Shut up fatty." (p.20) Jack rapidly gets in charge of the hunters, a group of boys that had to gather the meat for the whole group. These boys filled with enthusiasm decide to hunt a pig, Jack shows his savage personality. Before starting to hunt a…show more content…
The boys turn away from Jack initially, not ready to accept his violent leadership, but eventually found comfort in his strength and safety from the beast. They want to follow Jack's lead because he is more like them. He wants the same things they do. Jack doesn't want to work, only to play like the rest of them. He understands their fears and helps the boys to overcome them by making them stronger. A democratic society may seem fair for everyone concerned but in the end, Jack ends up winning. With his totalitarian leadership, he was able to organize the group into a useful and productive society and ends up getting them rescued by setting the island on
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