Lord Of The Flies Jack Character Analysis

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The novel, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, has many characters that each represent a different core human trait. One of these characters is Jack, who is one of the leaders throughout the book. Jack throughout the book shows that he has no concern Many words and traits could be used to describe Jack but he could best be described as apathetic and and represents the human trait of wanting power. Throughout the book, Jack could be best described as apathetic. He shows that he has no concern or empathy for anyone or anything else. For example, on page 181, when Roger kills Piggy, Jack shows no concern and is even excited because the conch broke. Instead of realizing what he is doing is wrong, he tries to kill Ralph with his spear. Also, on page 82, Jack states, “So this is a meeting to find out what’s next. I'll tell you what's what. You littluns started all of this with the fear talk. Beast! Where from? Of course course we’re frightened but sometimes we put up with being frightened. Only Ralph says you scream in the night. What does that mean but nightmares? Anyways, you don't …show more content…
On page 126, Jack states, “He’s not a hunter. He’d never got us meat. He isn’t a prefect and we don’t know anything about him. He just gives orders and expects people to obey for nothing. All this talk-” In this quote, Jack is trying to convince the other boys that Ralph isn’t a good leader because he wants to be the chief. When he asks the boys to raise their hands if they think Ralph shouldn’t be the chief, no one raised their hand. It was at this point where Jack decided to leave Ralph's group and create his own. This shows Jack’s desire for power because he tried to make Ralph seem like a bad leader and make himself sound good. Another way this shows his desire for power is that he leaves the group when they don’t give him power or vote to change the