Jack is a true savage and consistently behaves like one. Yet at the same time, he still shares a prejudice common to many of his nationality and class. He regards white English people as being inherently superior to the so-called darker races, the people who made up the vast majority of the British Empire's inhabitants:
We've got to have rules and obey them. After all, we're not savages. We're English, and the English are best at everything.
Jack's prejudiced outburst epitomizes the glaring contradiction at the heart of the imperial project. On the one hand, it claims to bring with it order, stability and civilized values. Yet at the same time, it achieves these objectives through war, exploitation and repression. The thin line between savagery and civilization, an important theme in the book, is illustrated by Jack's remark and his subsequent behavior.
As mentioned by previous contributors, Piggy is often singled out by Jack and his tribe for bullying on account of his unprepossessing...
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