In Lord of the Flies, how does Jack give the boys a feeling of protection?

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Throughout the novel, Jack is portrayed as an aggressive individual, who is also a successful hunter and continually challenges Ralph's leadership. Unlike Ralph, Jack values hunting and swimming, as opposed to maintaining the signal fire and building shelters. Jack represents humanity's primitive nature and rejects civility by painting his face and acting like a savage.

The majority of the boys are attracted to Jack's uninhibited lifestyle and enjoy hunting with him. As the novel progresses, they begin to view Jack as their leader and reject Ralph's authority. Jack's overwhelming bravado and masculinity provide a feeling of security for his followers. During hunting expeditions, the boys wear face paint and work as a group to kill pigs. They also follow Jack as he performs various rituals, which excite his hunters and develop their sense of loyalty towards him.

In chapter 8, Jack argues with Ralph and attempts to usurp power by holding an assembly meeting. Jack views himself as a better...

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