Junah Tep English II Block F Character Analysis: Jack Jack Merridew is the character in Lord of the Flies who represents the dark side of human nature. In the beginning of the story Jack is described as tall, thin, and bony, with red hair and face crumpled with freckles; “ugly without silliness.” Jack starts off with commanding his choir to stand still, thus telling readers that Jack is not just another kid, but one who is more of the boss of things. When the mention of a chief comes up, Jack immediately puts his mind to occupy that position. Jack humiliates Piggy by calling him fatty, which starts the eruption of laughter from everybody there. As the story continues, Jack is keen on becoming chief and turns his choir boys to ultimate hunters who frequently kills pigs without any trouble and turns against Ralph’s leadership. Jack desires killing pigs and it’s reward of meat over civilization. Jack punishes the ones who did something wrong, and sometimes they haven’t even done anything wrong at all. Jack quickly loses his civilization and lives on with violence and evilness. Towards the middle of the story, Jack puts on the colored clay on his face, which makes him look even more savage-like. As Jack gains more power from the rest of the kids, he becomes more mean. He reveals to himself that there are absolutely no grown ups on the island and he gets his privilege to cuss, hunt, and kill things without a consequence. When Simon and Piggy are killed, Jack acts as If nothing has happened and goes on with his violence. When the mention of a beast comes up, Jack responds by showing himself fearless and determined by even stating, “if there was a snake, we’d hunt and kill it.” (pg.48) Jack is obsessed with hunting and it has been his intention ever since the beginning of the story. Jack feels more superior than the others on the island and is bound to prove it to everybody. At the end of the novel, Jack sets most of the island on fire in attempt to rid of Ralph climaxing
Lord of the Flies Notebook Check
1. “Why Boys Become Vicious” Author Study
7. Chapters 1, 2, and 3 Questions
8. Chapters 4, 5, and 6 Questions
9. Chapters 7, 8, and 9 Questions
10. Chapters 10, 11, and 12 Questions
Notebook Check #1: “Why Boys Become Vicious” Author Study
“Why Boys Become Vicious” (1989)
Written in response to the murder of a two-year-old boy by two twelve-year-old boys.
Literary Analysis – The Lord of the Flies
In William Golding’s novel The Lord of the Flies(1954), he questions the nature of man and origins of evil within human beings. The plot involves a plane full of British boys, between the ages of six to twelve, crashing on an isolated island. There, they are stranded without any adults and as time progresses, the upbringing of the boys regarding societal rules and morals are tested as they revert into a life of savagery. Golding proposes….
English 10 H P5
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Lord of the Flies Analysis: Bullying
Fear is the kid in the sandbox carefully building his sandcastle out of survival and sanity.
Power is the boy stomping his way over to Fear, reaching down for a handful of sand to hurl into
his eyes. Control, power 's identical twin, stomps on Fear 's sandcastle until every block of hope
disintegrates. Fear cries and crashes down to the floor, as Power and Control cackle at his pain….
person, even a group of british grade-school boys, and is never really destroyed. The Lord of the Flies is the story of a plane crash, boys stranded on an island, and the transition from civilized humans to cold blooded savages. William Golding 's The Lord of the Flies uses imagery and symbolism to create an image in the reader 's mind and to convey the idea of society through a child 's eyes.
Lord of the Flies uses many literary devices, one of the most important being symbolism, which effects….
An Analysis of The Lord of the Flies
The novel Lord of the Flies, written by William Gerald Golding, is a
remarkable piece of literature that discusses many important topics while
remaining an enjoyable read. One of the important topics that is discussed in
the novel is human nature. Many aspects of human nature is depicted in the book,
but one major is the development of a man's personality and character. This
aspect of human idiosyncrasy is portrayed through the development of Ralph, the….
Classics and Composition I
25 February 2013
Savagery vs. Civilization
In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, the boys on the island start off as a group of refined British boys, however as time goes by, their humane ways are put to rest and readers witness the savagery and violence that these once-civil boys possess.
In the beginning of the book, all the boys portray a civilized attitude about them—some more than others. Piggy for instance, throughout the story is the….
is the major theme in William Golding’s “Lord of the Flies.” Deserted on a remote island from a plane crash, a group of schoolboys initially attempted to collaborate for survival.
However, as time goes on, the hungry mist of savagery seemed to overcome them, and thus began their descent into the dark side of humanity. Robert Ardret, a social scientist, believes that such human behavior is the result of evolution. This is displayed in the “Lord of the Flies,” revealing a glimpse of mankind’s true….
English 9, Period 1
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Behind the Words
William Golding’s Lord of the Flies (1954) is an allegory where young British boys are stranded on an island without the help and guidance of adults, and they originally behave with a cooperative democratic system, led by a charismatic boy named Ralph, as they have become accustomed to in England, for “‘…we’re not savages. We’re English, and the English are the best at everything. So we’ve got to do the right….
The novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding definitely represents Golding’s fear of the thin veneer of civilization in the modern world and how it is bound to crumble at any time. In Golding’s novel, the boys who are stuck on the island resort to savagery after many grueling months of forcing civilization on each other. Once the boys have exited the modern world the thin layer of civilization is now gone. This forced them to use savagery to get what they want instead of being organized….
Lord of the Flies is based on human nature and how evil is upon every human. William Golding believed that no matter how good a person is, there’s always an evil side. In the Lord of the Flies, children are tested if they could keep their insanity or not.
In the novel, Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, he write about characters who suffers fears and savagery to survive. The setting is at an island. Around that time, a war was going on. The main characters are Ralph, Jack, and Piggy….