What are three events Lord of the Flies that Jack turns away from civilization and turns to savegery?
Jack shows many reasons to prove the point of savagery, but are three main events that Jack shows how savage he is starting to turn, any ideas, please share, thank you.
1 Answer | Add Yours
Jack, the choirmaster of a group of surviving boys in Lord of the Flies, is used to being a leader. He is not happy when the majority of boys vote Ralph their chief, and he never fully recognizes Ralph's position of authority. Although he is at first repulsed by the idea of killing a pig, he quickly achieves a blood lust for the hunt. He believes the act of hunting and the consumption of meat is more important than buildiing a signal fire, and he clashes with Ralph repeatedly over this. Jack is ashamed of his tears and the fear he sometimes feels, so he covers his face in paint to hide his weakness. He quickly learns that force will serve him best, and he demands punishment for those who do not follow his commands. He sees that some of the boys still honor Ralph, as well as the power of the conch, so he seeks to either possess or destroy them both. Jack shows little regard for Piggy's intelligent suggestions, nor does he wish to allow the boy to join his band; the glasses are Piggy's only asset, and possessing them (to start the fire) with Piggy out of the way seems the best idea to Jack. Finally, killing his rival, Ralph, will leave Jack with no real opposition.
We’ve answered 319,200 questions. We can answer yours, too.Ask a question