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What are 3 quotations from Lord of the Flies that best describe Jack turning from civility and becoming savage? Give 3 examples.

Three quotations from Lord of the Flies that describe Jack turning from civility and becoming savage are "He began to dance and his laughter became a bloodthirsty snarling," "He giggled and flicked them while the boys laughed at his reeking palms," and "See? See? That's what you'll get! I meant that! There isn't a tribe for you anymore! The conch is gone."

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In chapter 3, we see Jack's physical decline into a more primitive state:

Jack put down his spear and squatted.

“Noticed what?”

“Well. They’re frightened.”

He rolled over and peered into Jack’s fierce, dirty face.

Jack holds a spear, a primitive weapon, as he squats. This imagery of an inability to remain upright while engaging in conversation with the more civilized Ralph reflects Jack's decline into a more savage form. His face is also dirty; he has given up civilized norms of cleaning and making a good appearance. He is "fierce," the adjective indicating his lack of human compassion or understanding. His description here is animal-like.

This physical transformation continues in chapter 4:

He looked in astonishment, no longer at himself but at an awesome stranger. He spilt the water and leapt to his feet, laughing excitedly. Beside the pool his sinewy body held up a mask that drew their eyes and appalled them. He began to dance and his laughter became a bloodthirsty snarling.

Jack has...

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