Lord of the Flies by William Golding

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How did Jack influence the boys in chapters 1 to 7 of Lord of the Flies?

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Lord of the Flies by William Golding is about a group of British school boys stranded on a deserted island. Without adults, the boys must fend for themselves. They have no tools and must find food. The palm trees and coconuts become an initial source of nutrition. In addition, the boys find that there are fish swimming in the waters around the island. However, eventually they crave meat.

Jack Merridew is the leader of the boys choir. Jack exerts a negative influence on the boys and the group dynamics. He tries to appoint himself chief. However, the boys elect the more level-headed Ralph instead. In concession to Jack, Ralph tells the boys that Jack will be the head of the hunters, in charge of finding meat for them on the island.

Jack is suited for the role of hunter, as his wild and violent side takes over on the island. He is a bully who can be cruel to the boys that he does not like. He particularly dislikes the more rational Piggy and calls him Fatty to rankle him. The other boys find...

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