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In chapter 9,what kind of leader is Jack?

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Posted November 16, 2007 at 1:52 AM via web

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In chapter 9,what kind of leader is Jack?

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renelane | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted November 16, 2007 at 2:04 AM (Answer #1)

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Jack , in this chapter, resembles that of a roman "royalty" figure. He is adorned in garlands, and his face and body painted, and is sitting on his own, which is indicative of his role now, that of absolute power. The conch no longer has any meaning, he is not focused on democracy, only his rule.

In this chapter, he is also the benevolent ruler. There are platters of meat, overflowing piles of fruit, and coconut shells filled with drink. He calls for meat, and instructs them all to indulge to their content. The same for drinks. Then he orders every person to dance.

His magnanimous attitude, the fulfillment of the groups need for self-gratification, and such allow him to take over with very little protest, even from Ralph.

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