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Jack In Lord Of The Flies Essay Writing

Essay on Jack's Power in Lord of the Flies

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Jack's Power in Lord of the Flies

At the beginning we see Jack as a well-dressed choir leader, " each boy wore a square black cap with a silver badge in it." suggesting that he is civilised. We see also from this first point that he is introduced, that he has a slightly mean streak in him as he gives 'an order' to the other choir boys to "stand still", even though the heat is far too much for them. They are in fear of him as they obey his order. The boys also did as Jack said when they "raised their hands"
"with dreary obedience" to vote him for chief.

This mean streak also occurs when he is constantly dismissing Piggy and telling him to "shut up".

When Ralph brings in rules about the conch and shelters Jack becomes…show more content…

The chapter 'Huts on the beach' is when we start to see a small division between the group.
Many of the boys want to have fun and see Jack's hunting as the fun they wanted, "this'll be a real hunt! Who'll come?", rather than building shelters.

Jack breaks piggy's glasses after he let the fire go out and the glasses are a sign of civilisation as they light the fire. It is like
Jack has become uncivilised.

When there is talk about the beast Jack tries to convince people that there is no such thing. The way that he reassures them is by asking them a question "Am I a hunter or not?" the other boys then believe him because they know that Jack will protect them. He has become a renowned hunter.

Jack's tribe appealed to the boys as they were so hungry and Jack could provide them with meat. They chase the pig shouting "Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!". Jack invited Piggy and Ralph to a feast and that is the night when Simon was killed by the tribe after being mistaken for the beast. Jack offers the Pigs head to the beast. Jack assumed from the start that he "ought to be chief" as he was the choir leader and I think he resented Ralph for the fact that he was chief. Jack has a leadership quality "Jack led the way down the rock and across the bridge" and we start to see Jack use

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Essay about Jack - Dynamic Character in "Lord of the Flies"

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Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding, has four very important dynamic characters. A dynamic character is a character that develops and grows during the course of the story. Ralph, Jack, Piggy, and Simon are four dynamic characters in Lord of the Flies that adapt to their new lifestyles in different ways. Jack is a very important dynamic character in Lord of the Flies because he goes through the most changes during the novel. While on the island, Jack has many life experiences that change him forever. Jack never thought he would live his life the way he is living his life in the island. Jack’s authoritative figure, savage-like/instinctual behavior, and violence are three qualities that make Jack a dynamic character. Jack’s…show more content…

Jack says they will hunt it. This is how Jack’s authoritative figure shows he is a dynamic character in the beginning of the novel. In the middle of Lord of the Flies, Jack’s savage-like/instinctual behavior is another example of how he is a dynamic character. Jack is savage-like because, at first, Jack thinks everything is fun, but soon realizes it is not fun anymore and wants to leave the island. Jack’s main goal throughout most of the novel is to kill a pig. Jack is put in charge of maintaining the signal fire. After a while, Jack becomes distracted and goes off hunting where he forgets about the signal fire and lets it go out. Soon after, Ralph sees the fire has gone out and is very angry with Jack because there was a ship that passed them that could have rescued them if there was a fire. Also, after Jack forms his tribe, they also need to build a fire, so they steal wood from Ralph’s fire. The second time Jack goes hunting, he kills a sow, which is a female pig. Next, Jack and his tribe cook the pig and hang the pigs head on a stick for the beast. The pig’s head on a stick is a symbol of evil among the boys. This is how Jack’s savage-like/instinctual behavior shows he is a dynamic character in the beginning of the novel. Violence begins to emerge in Jack at the end of the novel. This is the last quality that shows Jack is a dynamic character. By the end of the book, Jack has become a murderer. Not only

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