Lord of the Flies by William Golding

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Where is a good quote in Lord of the Flies to show how Jack uses violence to gain control and dominance?

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In Lord of the Flies, Jack is disappointed and surprised that he is not the natural choice for leader and, instead, the boys, stranded on a deserted island, vote for Ralph as chief. It is something of a consolation that Jack, as "chapter chorister" of a group of some of the boys will be in charge of, as he calls them, the "hunters." Jack does have a respect for Ralph, at first, although he does regularly challenge authority. Determined to catch a pig, Jack wants to camouflage himself which disguise gives him an exhilarated feeling to the point where his laughter is described as "a bloodthirsty snarling." The reader is told that,"Jack hid, liberated from shame and self-consciousness," (ch 4). The reader is thus forewarned and is being prepared for what may follow as Jack continues to show signs of what lengths he will go to in order to exert his authority. 

Piggy is afraid of Jack, who bullies and makes fun of him. In chapter 5, Piggy who is insightful and intelligent tells Ralph that he is...

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