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Lord of the Flies

by William Golding
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In chapter 2 of Lord of the Flies, what episodes reveal a streak of violence in Jack?

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Jack's violent nature is foreshadowed in Chapter 2 through several incidents.  At the very first meeting, the boys agree to vote on a chief as well as to establish rules.  Jack announces:

"We'll have rules! Lots of rules! Then when anyone breaks 'em--" 

Here we see Jack is more...

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Jack's violent nature is foreshadowed in Chapter 2 through several incidents.  At the very first meeting, the boys agree to vote on a chief as well as to establish rules.  Jack announces:

"We'll have rules! Lots of rules! Then when anyone breaks 'em--" 

Here we see Jack is more excited about punishing those who break the rules than the rules themselves. 

When the boys attempt to build a fire, it is Jack who forcibly takes Piggy's glasses to use to start the fire. 

"Later, when the question of a snake-thing or beast arises, Ralph quickly denies that there is a beast.  Jack agrees with Ralph, but he adds,

"There isn't a snake-thing.  But if there was a snake we'd hunt and kill it." 

These three examples show a violent streak in Jack that intensifies throughout the novel. 

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