Advanced English 9
16 Dec 2014 Lord of the Flies Humans tend to react to their emotions instead of thinking things out. They end up making tragic mistakes that could affect everyone around them. In the novel The Lord of the
Flies, William Golding creates characters the are parallel to real life people; good and evil. Jack being a part of the evil. Jack begins as an innocent young boy, he then transitions into a savage hunter, and ultimately becomes completely engulfed with savagery and power. Unfortunately
Jack takes over the island leading everyone to do what he says because of the fear he instills in everyone. Jack can be described as stern but civilized. He is described as,”thin and bony; his hair was red beneath his black cap. His face was crumpled and freckled, and without silliness. Out of this face stared two light blue eyes, frustrated now, and turing, or ready to turn, to anger”
(Golding 20). His appearance shows that he is an authoritative figure, ever since he emerged from the scar he has lead his choir boys like a true natural leader. Jack’s leadership is hindered by his arrogance he believes that he should be the chief of the island for absurd reasons he whines, “ I ought to be chief because I’m the chapter chorister and head boy. I can sing C sharp” (20). Jack does not become the leader of the island because of his childish actions, he may
be a good choir boy but he does not look out for anyone but himself. Jack does not have the title of chief on the island but he can still push around his choir boys he shouts, “Choir stand still!”
(20). The choir follows Jack’s every single request, he has a strange power over his boys. That power could be used in a good or evil way but how he chooses to use it is his decision.
As time goes on, on the island Jack begins to change. He turns into a savage and wants nothing but to hunt and run around wild and freely. He