Analysis Of ' Lord Of The Flies ' Essay

1155 Words Jan 11th, 2016 5 Pages
Every character has an evil side, but not all of them make their evil side to obvious to be seen. Instead they try to hide it. In Lord of the Flies, Jack Merridew uses face paint as a mask to make him more mean-looking when he’s with his crew hunting, because he’s not ready to show his true evilness. In Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Jekyll makes a potion that turns him into Mr. Hyde to cover his evil side. Last of all, in The Catcher in the Rye, main character Holden Caulfield, carries a red hunting hat everywhere he goes to ‘hide from reality and the world’. Every character in every book hides their evilness, but they all do it in their own way.

On his first hunt, Jack Merridew fails to kill a pig. He wants to be seen as more ferocious, so he advises his crew to put on face paint. On his next hunting trip, he carries a carcass of a pig up to the mountain where the boys have started a fire. The boys then asked Jack where he got it from and, since all he had to do was finish the pig off with the kill, because the boys had already trapped it, Jack said, “We spread around. I crept, on hands and knees. The spears fell out because they hadn’t barbs on. The pig ran away and made an awful noise- It turned back and ran into the circle, bleeding-” (74) “We closed in - The first blow had paralyzed its hind quarters, so then the circle could close in and beat and beat- I cut the pig’s throat-” (75) It was impressive that Jack was able to kill a pig. But, Jack’s…

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