His importance has lead to him ordering his hunters to forget about the beast so that they wouldn’t have any nightmares. This is illustrated when he says ‘Jack paused cradling the conch’ This suggests that he wants to have things his own way and is mostly concerned about himself Jack is presented as a violent and impulsive character. He tries to assert power and authority over the boys with threat and violence and he is selfish, only thinking about what he wants at
The way Jack picks on Piggy so much is because it makes him feel powerful but also makes him seem like a bully, which is Golding's intention. Jack Merridew reasons for selection Jack Merridew was selected by Golding to use as a catalyst of the plot to speed up the process of the becoming of savagery amongst the boys. Jack plays the role of a timid young lad who thinks he's the true leader of the boys. Jack is used to present a
Jack envies Ralph as the chief which later causes trouble among the group. On page 150, Jack said, “I gave you food, and my hunters will protect you from the beast. Who will join my tribe?” This quotation tells us that Jack will try any tactic to receive more power as a leader. Another character trait that Jack illustrated was dominance. Jack showed dominance towards the group throughout the book.
Up until this moment in the story, the boys are doing well, but they make the foolish mistake of letting the signal fire out. They do this because they want to hunt the pigs and they leave the fire unattended. In the absence of adult law and rule, the boys disregard Chief Ralph’s instructions and instead participate in hunting, led by Jack. “I was chief; and you were going to do what I said. You talk.
The same goes for Max and Freak, when Max was made to believe he was stupid while Freak got made fun of for his size. This makes family and friends especially important to fight against society that each story goes through. This is why the characters in each story found their ways to break free threw teamwork. Both stories were very good at portraying teamwork. Both the author of freak the mighty and the director of sons of perdition were able focused on teamwork and power in numbers.
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.
An obvious thing they have in common is a dislike for one another that is stemmed from their ‘political rivalry’. These examples caused conflict that made their differences stand out even more. The boys being in the same age category and sharing a couple of views on living strategies didn’t cover up just how diverse they were. The first difference between them was how Jack had no respect for the rules the other boys agreed on. As the novel progressed Jack became more savage and in-humane while Ralph tried to keep the innocence he’ll never get back.
Jack becomes successful in gaining power because he rules by fear and with intimidation and brute force. Even the army of hunters fear Jack when he “beat Wilfred”(176) for no apparent reason. Although Jack’s irrational decisions appease the little ones, his actions hurt the boys’ chance of rescue. As time passes on the island, Jack’s own bloodlust prioritizes itself before the need to be rescued. In order to protect the little ones from the beast, he makes an offering “for the beast.”(151), creating the basis of a religion.
Although he has learning difficulties he can still tell the moral difference between right and wrong. You understand this from when he killed the puppy and he has to hide it from George as he knows George will punish him. Along with his Along with his unknown strength Lennie tends to get angry when things don’t go his way. Like in the situation with Crooks he repeatedly mentions ‘who hurt George’ and ‘Aint nobody goin’ to talk no hurt to George’ when Crooks realises his fury he
I do not like it, but I kind of understand it. Roger dropping a boulder on Piggy is not a surprising thing for this cruel boy to do, so I understand it even while I hate it. And when Jack orders his tribe to kill Ralph, I know Jack simply wants to eliminate any impediment to his absolute authority. What I find most appalling and terrifying is how quickly these proper boys who know how to follow rules were transformed into murdering savages. Piggy asks “What are we?