Half way in, Jack starts to assimilate how much the killing and torturing of other beings gladdens him.”Jack was on top of the sow, stabbing downward with his knife… The spear moved forward inch by inch and the terrified squealing became a high-pitched scream. Then Jack found the throat and the hot blood spouted over his hands” (Golding 135). Jack’s transformation into a savage does not stop there, towards the end of the story he is depicted as reverting to a total primitive state. “The chief was sitting there, naked to the waist, his face blocked out in white and red. The tribe lay in a semicircle before him. The newly beaten and untied Wilfred was sniffing noisily in the background” (Golding 160). After Jack constructs his own tribe that he is chief of he begins to be further undomesticated in appearance and overall conduct. These instances that depict Jack as a wild savage reveal that he has entirely reached the magnitude of human evil that Golding said all humans eventually capitulate to. Jack can be characterized as a tyrannical dictator who acts as though he is omnipotent and behaves towards subordinates in an unpleasant manner. In the end, once Jack became leader, this represents that evil has subjugated any remaining good, which again proves Golding’s point that all individuals will eventually submit to the inner wickedness within us all.
“If you mean going the right way, we’ll hunt(111).” Jack taunts Ralph into helping him hunt. By doing that Jack gets Ralph to help him. Jack frequently manipulated the boys into doing things for his own personal benefit. Jack has total control and implements his beliefs in the other boys. Even if a boy in his tribe didn’t agree with him, his tactics kept them from speaking up. Peer pressure influenced his tribe tremendously. Jack represented a dictator throughout the novel.
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.
shows how increasingly comfortable Jack’s tribe is becoming with hunting and savagery. As soon as Jack creates his own tribe, he
Jack's tribe goes on a hunt for Ralph and Ralph is afraid. He is no
Ralph concentrates on being rescued and Jack goes along taking on the responsibility that he and his choir will mind the fire. “We’ll be responsible for keeping the fire going-”, (Page 38) but while Ralph remains focused on being rescued, Jack’s new-found interest in hunting leads him to forget about rescue. “Jack had to think for a moment before he could remember what rescue was. “Rescue? Yes, of course! All the same, I’d like to catch a pig first-.” (Page 58) This also starts to show that Jack has entered the realm of savagery.
Jack sets his views straight as he believes that hunting is good enough for a tribe to live off. He also tries to encourage others this way by bringing up fun in hunting, thus taking them away from the boring "working life" that Ralph has to offer. In the quote itself, Jack states that the others can go when he wants to go. This may be a foreshadow of the type of leader he is, and what he may do. The quote also informs the reader that Jack has set his priorities straight, and that he
Although the boys would prefer to have fun and play games, they follow Ralph’s rules at first. This order is maintained until Ralph loses his leadership role to Jack. After providing, or bribing, the boys with juicy pig meat, Jack asks “’Who’ll join my tribe and have fun?’” (211). This lure of enjoyment along with the promise of more food sways the boys to follow Jack. With the demise of Ralph’s leadership and under the leadership of Jack, the boys begin to turn towards savagery.
Ralph however holds his position of leadership and Jack forms his own tribe with his hunting party. When this happens, Ralph's tribe hits a low point and is struggling to keep their society stable. It is now when Jack seizes the opportunity, feeds all of Ralph’s people, exclaims “‘ I gave you food...my hunters will protect you from the beast. Who will join my tribe?’” (Golding 150). This is the turning point for many of the boys because the loyalty to Ralph is not as strong as the comfort provided by Jack to their fear of the beast. Jack offers them everything that they want at the time and is very easy. After this decision however, they will be unable to overcome this fear and in fact, it will only become
In the beginning, there was one tribe led by their elected leader Ralph. When Jack and Ralph have different opinions on what is most important about survival, two different, yet similar tribes emerge from the existing one. Both of the tribes have different characteristics, different jobs they perform on a daily basis, and different leaders who have separate views and opinions. Though they differ in more ways than one, both tribes share at least one thing in common, both are eager to be rescued, and willing to do most anything to survive.
Even though Jack demonstrated his leadership qualities when proposing a rescue plan to the ‘tribe’, and by accepting Ralph’s election to lead the group, something he wanted for himself, he eventually turns into a savage through killing a pig. This incident gives him a sense of power realizing that he can act with impunity without consequences. Wanting to hunt and kill pigs turned into a priority, eliminating the need to be
At this point the book was at its highest point. Ralph was dead and there is a fear that the beast will come to kill them.
Lastly, being in an uncivilized environment, without rules or consequences, the innate evil is revealed once again when Jack and his tribe attack Ralph. At the commencement of this book, it was one mighty group of young boys fighting for their survival and
right and wrong share a very thin line. The right decision for some might be wrong for others and vice
In the beginning of the book you are introduced to the antagonist Jack , who is in the middle of killing the