What are some symbols or pictures that depict different aspects of the life of Jack, prior to the landing  on the island?I have to find at least 10 pictures to represent this.What are some symbols...

What are some symbols or pictures that depict different aspects of the life of Jack, prior to the landing  on the island?

I have to find at least 10 pictures to represent this.What are some symbols or ideas that I can draw or find on google. If you have any pictures, can you paste the link in your answer. Thank you very much!

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What you have asked is not within the scope of a response by an enotes editor; sorry.  However, if you will refer to Chapter One of William Godling's Lord of the Flies, you should be able to find a description of Jack as well as his dialogue and interaction with others, all of which are the author's methods of characterizing Jack Merridew.

For instance, that Jack is a very domineering boy is clearly indicated by several things:

1. Jack leads the boys and "controls" them, Golding writes.  He is dressed similarly to the others--square black cap with a badge on it, his body hidden by a black cape.  While the badges of the others are silver, Jack's badge is gold.  Interestingly, the black cape appears sinister; it is oppressive outside its intended environment.  Certainly, a black cape is suggestive of evil, even of the devil.

2. Jack is tall and red-haired.  Typically, red-haired people are assertive; Jack's height provides him an advantage over the others, and, also, typically tall people are given more attention and respect than shorter ones.  (These evaluations are according to stereotypes that the author probably utilizes in order to suggest certain qualities about Jack.)

3.The boys are "[W]earily obedient.  When one boy passes out, Jack shows no sympathy to the boy, an action that connotes his cruelty. 

"He's always throwing a faint," said Merridew. "He did in Bib; and Addis; and at matins over the precentor."

4.Piggy is immediately affected by Jack's presence.  He is

 "intimidated by this uniformed superiority and the offhand authority in Merridew's voice.

5. Jack desires to be considered as an adult, or one in authority because he wants to be called Merridew, rather than by his first name.

6.  When Ralph calls for order, Jack speaks "with simple arrogance" and declares that he should be chief "because I'm chapter chorister and head boy.  I can sing C sharp."

7.  Jack is used to getting his own way and often by intimidation.  The boys unwillingly vote for Jack as chief, but when Ralph wins, the choir applauds.

8.  Jack bounces back from defeat by taking the aggressive position of being a hunter. 

Now, regarding your drawing symbols that represent Jack, you simply need to find things that symbolize Jack's attitudes and behavior.  Certainly, the gold badge, the black cape, a tall boy standing over a smaller one, and a musical note marked C Sharp [C#] can be used.  Some red in the background as suggestive of his hair and aggressiveness might be good, too.

 

 

 

 

 

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