Comparing Jack and Macbeth

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Comparing Jack and Macbeth
Jack is an authoritative boy whose leadership attributes was used to manipulate the others rather than provide order. He wants complete control, by using his superiority and savage-like ways. When the tribe was created, it works out of fear, but it is this tribe that prevails. When Jack can no longer control his urge for leadership, the tribe is created, which has a negative influence on all the boys. Through this character, Golding shows how the evil side of society prospers. While the savages were thriving while the few who remained civilized were suffering from extreme famine, and fatigue. Jack seems to be a power-hungry individual. Jack rapidly gets in charge of the hunters that had to gather the meat for the whole group. Their enthusiasm decides to hunt a pig, and this is when Jack shows his savage personality. Before starting to hunt a pig Jack orders the hunters to paint their own faces with clay in a native manner. This all foreshadows the savage that is about to corrupt the island. Jack shows an attitude towards life that is shown by the people that succeed in the world. With his salvage attitude he is encouraging aggressiveness, and maintaining his power and respect from the rest of the group. He becomes paranoid that Ralph and Piggy are against him and feeds misinformation to his tribe, so as to keep them on his side. Jack is the complete opposite, representing the evil that lies in the hearts of all mankind. He progressively grows more sadistic and evil as the story goes on, eventually orchestrating the death of Simon and Piggy.
Macbeth is also similar because he turned evil by listening to the raging ambition within his own personality. Macbeth let himself be manipulated by the three witches, and allowing him to be influenced by his wife's equally raging ambition, this caused many problems like a guilty conscience. It was due to the evil within him and his wife, as well as evil personified in the three witches that Macbeth

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