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Throughout the book, how does Jack's character change? What are some quotes that...

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lillemissy0 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 8, 2009 at 5:43 AM via web

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Throughout the book, how does Jack's character change? What are some quotes that demonstrate this change?

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megboland | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted February 8, 2009 at 7:59 AM (Answer #1)

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In the beginning of the novel Jack desires power and is furious when he loses the election to Ralph, however, he retains the values of civilized behavior that he had as the leader of the choirboys in school. He is unable to kill a pig the first time he encounters one, however, as the book continues he becomes obsessed with hunting and goes beyond hunting for food, to painting his face and killing for the rush. Jack becomes more savage and instinctual, leaving behind the values of propriety and civilization. He uses fear of the beast to control the other boys and becomes the book’s representation of savagery, violence, and the all encompassing desire for power.

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mike420sveny | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted January 4, 2011 at 10:48 PM (Answer #2)

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im pretty sure that jack didnt like the fact that he wasnt going to be the leader but was ok with it for quite some time untill he had to follow the rules. He wanted to have fun and control his choir at the same time.he couldnt do anything he wanted unless he was the leader so he tryed to revolt and do what he wanted which was to have fun. he thought hunting would be more fun than attending a fire for there rescue he is so over whelmed by the fact that there trapped on and island and is under the impression that they will never be rescued so he

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