Jack Lord Of The Flies Argumentative Essay

Improved Essays
Imagine you were a kid stranded on a deserted island with no adults but just other kids. In the book "Lord Of The Flies" by William Golding that's exactly what happened. Jack and some other schoolboys are stranded on a deserted island after their plane has crashed. Jack and his society were trying to be civilized and made laws with their new leader Ralph. But it's not long before jack starts to turn savage along with the rest of the boys.I believe that in the novel, jack is changing to a murderer. You could see that because, in the beginning he was scared to kill a pig, then in the middle he slaughtered a pig not even caring about the meat, and with no hesitation and at the end, they killed Simon and tried to hunt down and murder Ralph.

In the beginning of the book jack was not a murderer because he was hesitating to kill a pig for food, even though he was, hungry he didn't kill because he is scared of the kill. Simon, Ralph and, jack were
…show more content…
Instead of killing for food and survival, he is killing for fun. Jack is separated from Ralph's society after getting embarrassed more in front of the society. Jack made his own society with his choir and went hunting for pigs and got to a mother pig with her children and they attacked her. “Jack was on top of the sow, stabbing her downward with his knife.” (Golding-135) Jack is not caring about the meat and instead is focused on just the killing part. If jack has killed for survival, he could've let the pig live and a kill the father so the baby pig could grow and he could have more food. But he killed the pig and the baby pigs ran off and probably died of starvation. After the kill Jack's hands smelled really bad because of the violence he inflicted on the pig and instead of a hunter jack is turning into a murderer. " At last immediacy of the kill subsided. The boys drew back, and Jack stood up, holding out his

Related Documents

  • Improved Essays

    The savage of the island starts to be created. After being unsuccessful of acquiring meat “They were used now to stomach aches and chronic diarrhoea”(Golding 59 ). Jack and the hunters go and hunt for the meat of a pig again. This time painting his face with white/red clay and black charcoal creating a “mask of a savagery” to represent how Jack is changing. Jack has been obsessed with hunting and killing a pig.…

    • 990 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Superior Essays

    At the beginning of the story, Jack tried to kill a pig but got scared and the pig ran away. Ralph also wanted a fire to create smoke in case a ship went by(simple sentence). He put in Jack in charge of creating that fire and making sure it doesn't die out. When Jack went hunting(adverb clause), though, he let the fire burn out. Whenever Jack saw a pig(noun clause), he needed to kill it to show off his power to everyone.…

    • 1254 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Superior Essays
  • Improved Essays

    The novel, Lord of the Flies by William Golding showcases how society can be destroyed by one simple thing. In the novel, that one simple thing that contributes the most to the deterioration of the civilization on the island is the pig hunt. The three stages in which the civilization deteriorates are as listed: the idea of pig hunting is proposed to the boys, a small population of the boys get obsessed with hunting, and finally, almost all of the boys are dedicated to hunting, but instead of hunting pigs, they hunt humans. In the first stage of the deterioration of the civilization, pig hunting is introduced and all of the boys are following the rules set up by their new leader, Ralph. In the beginning, the boys are too reluctant to kill…

    • 948 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    At the end of chapter one, Jack, Ralph, and Simon encounter a piglet. Jack attempts to kill it, but hesitates because the idea of sinking the knife into the piglet's flesh was abnormal to him. As time goes by, savage Jack steals Piggy's glasses in order to start a fire for their game. “‘That’s them,' said Piggy. ‘They blinded me.…

    • 475 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Superior Essays

    To keep the peace, the children decide to give power to whoever holds the conch; the conch holder was given the right to speak. Simply, the kids attempt to build a fire to signal that they were abandoned on the island. An older boy, Jack from the beginning was a bully, picking on a chubby, sensible kid nicknamed Piggy. Gradually peace and structure declines as Jack branches away and starts his own tribe of savages. The boys in Jack’s tribe participate in violent pig hunts which eventually turn even more inhumane when they brutally murder one boy, Simon.…

    • 1387 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Superior Essays
  • Improved Essays

    The small ones still have nightmares about the beast The bigger boys torment the small ones Jack is still obsessed with killing a pig A ship comes through but the fire is not burning because the boys that were supposed to be watching it, were sleeping Finally a pig is caught and everyone celebrates Chapter 5 A meeting is called once again by Ralph He shames the boys that they are not doing anything and spending it on worthless things Ralph tries to also make the little ones not scared of the beast in there dreams One of the boys say they have seen the beast by the ocean The meeting ends by Jack ensuring that the hunting team will kill it Chapter 6 A dead parachutist falls from the sky but the boys watching the fire thinks it the beast and run to Ralph Ralph and the rest of the hunting group set out with spears and other weapons As they start to bond by playing with each other Ralph tells them to stay on task Chapter 7 Jack want to hunt a pig nearby while finding the beast Ralph has never hunted so he throw his spear at the boar excitedly but carelessly The boys reenact the boar fight all throughout the day Ralph, Roger, and Jack start to climb the mountain but JAck goes alone to the top and claim to have seen the beast Chapter…

    • 1711 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    When on top of the mountain Jack says, “The conch doesn't count on top of the mountain,” (Golding 42). This shows that Jack had started becoming selfish. Soon after, Jack goes out for a hunt. “He began to dance and his laughter became a bloodthirsty snarling," (Golding 58). Jack reacts in that manner after he kills a pig, soon he will start to kill other things.…

    • 947 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Superior Essays

    The killing of the pig is another murder which enhances the theme, loss of innocence in the novel: by indicating the first ever action which signifies that Jack and his hunters have know lost their innocence. This event is very significant because this killing brings the young boys to a realization that they are powerful enough to end a life. As well, brings with it the desire to further kill without guilt or regret. This is important when Jack and the Hunters start chanting “kill the pig, cut her throat, Spill her blood”(72). This chant indicates that the hunters have left behind all their innocence when they brutally kill the pig, without any respect for the living animal.…

    • 1953 Words
    • 8 Pages
    Superior Essays
  • Superior Essays

    Several days later Jack tries challenging Ralph for the power, “Jack seizes the conch and speaks out against Ralph, asking the boys to vote, by a show of hands, to reject him as chief. When the boys refuse, Jack goes off by himself” (Carter). First Jack is obsessed with killing the pigs to get food he always tells the pack of boys that they need meat to survive Then he wants to kill “the beast”, he tells everyone they need to kill the beast so they can be safe. Next him and his boys accidently kill one of the young children “Simon bursts into their circle, trying to tell them of his discovery. The boys, maddened by the chanting, attack and kill him, thinking him the beast” (Carter).…

    • 1802 Words
    • 8 Pages
    Superior Essays
  • Improved Essays

    This is all just one thing that was hidden by fear and war. Really the beast was moral corruption within mankind. "Simons lonely, voluntary quest for the beast is certainly the symbolic core of the book." (Doc E) After simon talks with the pig head on a stick he ends up calling it the Lord of the Flies. Then, Simon finds out the truth about the beast by looking at the dead pilots body and the boys kill simon mistaking him for the beast when simon was only trying to tell them the truth.…

    • 739 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Improved Essays