Between the Chapters One and Four, Jack changes and developed quite extremely, and drastically. He goes from being a civilized choirboy, to a savage and bloodthirsty hunter. In this essay I will define the major points of change in Jack, and attempt to understand why this change occurred. In Chapter One, Jack is introduced as the leader of the choir, well more of a dictator than a leader, but in charge none the less The group of cloaked choirboys began to scatter from close line. The tall boy shouted at them Choir stand still! Right from the beginning, it is obvious that Jack considers himself a most important person. He makes a dramatic entrance to impress and overwhelm the boys The boy himself came forward, vaulted onto the platform with his cloak flying.
He comes across as quite heartless to people he considers beneath him. He doesnt even blink, when Simon faints Hes always throwing a faint. In Jacks opinion, he is so incredibly grown up and mature, that his first name shouldnt be used. First names are only for kids Kids names said Merridew Why should I be Jack? Im Merridew . He is also proven to be extremely superficial. He doesnt respect Piggy, because of his appearance Youre talking too much said Jack Merridew Shut up Fatty!.
Jack starts out quite organized and rescue orientated Weve got to decide about being rescued. He arrogantly decides that he should be chief I ought to be chief said Jack with simple arrogance because Im a chapter chorister and head boy. I can sing C sharp. When Ralph is voted chief, the reader feels Jacks vanity has been hit by the loss The circle of boys broke into applause. Even the choir applauded; and the freckles on Jacks face disappeared under a mortification. However, he soon recovers when Ralph offers him control of the choir, as a peace offering.
Character Analysis: Ralph: main character- Ralph is the narrator of the story. Jack: Jack is Ralph main enemy in the story. He leads the hunters. Piggy: Piggy is the smart one of the group. Simon: He is my favorite character in the story. He is viewed as the Christ-figure and interprets the mysteries of the island. Roger: Roger is Jack's "sidekick" and is a vicious murderer at heart. Sam and Eric: ...
The first signs of Jack being aggressive, come through when Jack decides that out of everything the choir could do, he wants them to be hunters ” Jacks in charge of the choir. They can be what do you want them to be? Hunters . Jack appreciates Ralph acknowledging him, and giving him power, and a friendship between the two, is born Jack and Ralph smiled at each other with shy liking. There is definitely however, no friendship developing between Jack and Piggy. Jack is blunt, and really doesnt care at all about hurting Piggys feelings We dont want you said Jack flatly. It only seams to fuel his confidence, a typical bully.
Although Jack is not a particularly appealing person, at this point, he is unable to kill. There is still some humanity there The three boys rushed forward and Jack drew his knife again with a flourish. He raised his arm in the air. There came a pause, a hiatus, the pig continued to scream, the creepers to jerk, and the blade continued to flash at the end of a bony arm. The pause was only long enough for them to understand what an enormity the downward stroke would be. Then the piglet tore loose from the creepers and scurried into the undergrowth. They were left looking at each other and the place of terror.
Jacks face was white under the freckles. In Chapter Two, Jack becomes slightly worried that Ralph does not appreciate the need for hunting, and might take away the hunters All the same you need an army for hunting. For hunting pigs. He is also becoming a lot more physically and verbally violent. He is always stabbing trees, and daring people to challenge him about his ideas Jack slammed his knife into a trunk and looked around challengingly. He is also still incredibly keen on the idea of rules and discipline Well have rules he cried excitedly Lots of rules! . His friendship with Ralph is blooming.
They respect each other, and look to each other for support Jack, left on his feet, looked uncertainly at Ralph who smiled and patted the log. Jack sat down. He agrees with Ralph and his ideas Ralphs right of course, and is impressed with Ralphs ability to calm the group down, and make them believe in their rescue Ralph flushed, looking sideways at Piggys open admiration, and then the other way at Jack who was smirking and showing he too knew how to clap. As much as Jack likes Ralph, he still wants to be leader Come on! Follow me! and shows he has the ability to control the group At once the crowd swayed towards the island and were gone following Jack. However, at this point they can overcome their competitiveness and their friendship shines through At the return Ralph found himself alone on a limb with Jack and they grinned at each other, sharing this burden. Once more, amid the breeze, the shouting, the slanting sunlight on the high mountain, was shed that glamour, that strange invisible light of friendship, adventure and content.
The Power Struggle By Chad Chewier Mankind has a primitive desire to exist in a controlled environment, and also has a primitive desire to control his environment. In this Novel, the main characters introduced are a group of young boys torn between two leaders. One is a democratic and caring boy the other is a self-absorbed, power-hungry, dictator. As the story unfolds the choices become harder ...
Almost too heavy Jack grinned back. Not for the two of us. Together, joined in effort by the burden, they staggered up the last steep of the mountain. Together they chanted. One! Two! Three! And crashed the log onto the great pile. Then they stepped back, laughing with triumphant pleasure.. Jack then does something extremely clever, perhaps his only intelligent action in the book.
He thinks to use Piggys glasses to light the fire, however, he doesnt care about hurting Piggy Jack snatched the glasses off his face. He then says probably the most ironic comment in the book I agree with Ralph, Were got to have rules and obey them. After all, were not savages. He then takes on a great responsibly, to impress Ralph, the rest of the group, and to assert himself as an important person. He offers to look after the fire. The key to their rescue Ralph Ill split up the choir my hunters, that is into groups, and well be responsible for keeping the fire going.
In Chapter Three, time has passed. They have been on the island for some time now. The chapter opens with Jack hunting. He is described like an animal Then dog like, uncomfortably on all fours yet unheeding his discomfort, he stole forward five yards and stopped and almost insane He let out a breath in a long sigh and opened his eyes. They were bright blue, eyes that in this frustration seemed bolting and nearly mad. He is n ….