How does Jack change in Lord of the Flies?  

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When we first meet Jack, in chapter 1, he is a bully. He tells Piggy, "You're talking too much . . . Shut up, Fatty!" Jack is also arrogant, and shortly after insulting Piggy insists, "I ought to be chief . . . because I'm chapter chorister and head boy." However, although some of the other boys, most notably the choir boys, laugh along with Jack when he bullies Piggy, Jack doesn't seem to be very popular. When a vote is taken to decide the leader, the choir raise their hands but only with "dreary obedience," and not with enthusiasm. Jack, it seems, is not someone who leads by example or who inspires people to follow him for any positive reason. Rather he is a leader who asserts himself, inspires fear and exploits the weaknesses of others. Jack is also, in chapter 1, presented as something of an alpha male, or at least has pretensions of being an alpha male. He nominates the choir as hunters and his prized possession seems to be his knife.

One possibly redeeming characteristic that Jack...

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