The following quotes are all from chapter 3 of Golding's The Lord of the Flies.
His sandy hair, considerably longer than it had been when they dropped in, was lighter now; and his bare back was a mass of dark freckles and peeling sunburn.
This description of Jack creates an image of a boy who is in the process of succumbing to the natural elements that surround him. The relentless sun has bleached his hair and damaged his skin, and both of these effects of the strong sun represent the powerful effect of nature and the island environment on Jack. As well, the passage of time is observed in the growing length of his hair.
He tried to convey the compulsion to track down and kill that was swallowing him up.
"I went on. I thought, by myself—"
The madness came into his eyes again.
Jack's primitive instincts are beginning to take over his rational mind, as evidenced by his obsession with hunting and killing a pig for meat. In this passage, Jack is talking with Ralph , who continues to be able to...
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