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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