William Golding´s Lord of the Flies and How Jack Changes Throughout

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Golding's experience in the war had an effect on him and changed his views on humanity. His book was written to demonstrate just how naive the book 'The Coral Island' was. Golding conveys how mankind deteriorates when one has no rules, order or morals. He shows no matter how young or what nationality one is, humans have an internal battle of right and wrong and that without virtues and principles all can go down the path of savagery even innocent children. The third person narrative that Golding uses lets the reader observe how the story develops.

Jack is initially a responsible head strong boy who follows the rules that society had given him. Our first impression of the choir is that of an army. They were 'marching' approximately in step. The use of word 'marching' suggests a uniform military movement. Therefore the first sighting of the choir leaves a lasting impression of anonymity on the reader. This is conveyed when they are described as a 'creature'. Ralph's group cannot see the choir so they are unknown and mysterious. Furthermore Jack is presented as an arrogant yet an authoritative character. In the sentence 'I ought to be chief because I'm chapter chorister and head boy,' Golding emphasises Jack's arrogance and ignorance as Jack believes that he is suitable for the role of chief due to his role in school which has no relevance.

In addition, Jack is also spiteful and cruel towards Piggy. This is conveyed…

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