What Is The Power In Lord Of The Flies

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In the novel The Lode of the Fly by William Golding, Jack the head of the choir boys goes through the most changes while being stranded on the island. In the beginning Jack was a bully who's most desire was power, he believed that he should have been chief. So, this represents the collapse of the society. All Jack wants more than anything is power, thats why he was furious when he lost the election to be chief to Ralph. Jack was humiliated, because he was almost sure he was going to win. “Ralph counted. Im chief then. The circle of boys broke into applause. Even the choir applauded, and the freckles on Jacks face disappeared under a blush of mortification” (Golding 23). Jack was angry because he was now not in control of anyone or anything on the island, this meant that he had to find some thing to be in control of. As a result, Jacks main goal…show more content…
When he found paint, he put it on his hunters faces, and he put the pigs mask on his face. This represents the unleashing of evil nature. “Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood” The blue-white scar was constant, the noise unendurable. Simon was crying out something about a dead man on a hill. “Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood! Do him in!” (Golding 152). In the beginning of the novel Jack was not able to kill the pig. He murdered Simon with the rest of the savages because evil was unleashed in their society. As a result, Jack painting his face represents him letting go of society and civilization, to being a savage devoted to hunting and killing. Jack demonstrates the most change in the novel The Lord of the Flies by William Golding. All Jack longs for is power, and when he gets the opportunity to be in charge of being a hunter and killer, he is the first to lead the boys down a path of savagery, and cast off the restraints of being a civilization by painting his face. As a result, he is a savage boy who wants to

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