• Bad tempered or nasty ( "ugly without silliness")("turning, or ready to turn to anger")
  • Bossy to the choir, however they dont actually like him ("dreary obedience")
  • Leader ("the most obvious leader was jack")("ought to be chief")
  • Hates Ralph and being in charge and often challenges him
  • Makes up rules to suit himself, such as saying the conch "doesn't count" "bllocks to the rules!"
  • Jack only wants to enjoy himself on the island, forgets possibility of resue
  • Represents point of view of acting without morals or logic
  • Bullies piggy, He calls the littluns 'cry-babies' for being afraid of the beast
  • He doesn't sort out shelters
  • Challenges Ralph's authority after losing vote due to his levels of pride
  • "tall, thin, and bony: and his hair was red beneath the black cap. His face was crumpled and freckled, and ugly without silliness. Out of this face stared two light blue eyes, frustrated now, and turning, or ready to turn, to anger"l

Development (Growth & change)

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  • Naturally voilent and agressive
  • Jack is vicious with his words , especially to piggy, he calls him "fatty" to make the others laugh and tells him to "shut-up"
  • Later he punches Piggy and smacks him
  • When he has his own tribe, Jack gives up being fair and rules as a dictator. He uses violence to keep control of his tribe
  • After piggy's death, jack hurls his spear straight at Ralph. His violence is open and deliberate
  • He's the first to injure and kill a pig.
  • He starts to have "compulsion to track down and kill"
  • Golding makes Jack sound like an animal ("bloodthirsty snarling")
  • Paints his face and becomes an "awesome stranger" who isnt responsible for his actions


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