Lord Of The Flies Moral Disengagement Character Analysis
First, the character Jack is the most morally disengaged because he displaces his responsibility when Ralph gives him a job that entitled him to build …show more content…
At the feast that Jack prepared for Ralph and piggy’s group Robert pretends to be a pig and gets brutally attacked by Jack then he suggests to “use a littlun” (126).
Through his dehumanization of a littlun we can see that Jack does not care about the young boy’s life. Jack openly dehumanizes the little boys on the island which further proves that Jack is the most morally disengaged character within the novel. To conclude, the character Jack within the novel constantly proves moral disengagement. The actions leading to moral disengagement are seen in the character of Jack specifically as he displaces his responsibility as Ralph gives him a job that entitled him to build shelters but instead he goes off looking for a pig to hunt, he morally justifies his actions by splitting the group of boys into Jack’s group and Ralph’s group, lastly dehumanization when he says he will use a littlun in the place of a pig. Furthermore, proving that the character Jack is the most morally disengaged character in the