Essay on William Golding 's Lord Of The Flies

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“Lord of the Flies” is a novel written by William Golding used to show the true aspects of human nature. The novel includes many complex characters which represent different sides of human nature. Jack represents dictatorship, evil, violence and savagery. The narrator describes Jack as, “[...] tall, thin, and bony; and his hair was red beneath the black cap. His face was crumbly and freckled, and ugly without silliness.”(20). We learn that Jack is one of the older boys on the island. Jack’s aggressive nature makes him a very good hunter. Jack is the main hunter of the group, but in chapter 1, Jack has the opportunity to kill a piglet. Surprisingly, he hesitates and the pig gets away. “The pause was only long enough for them to understand what an enormity the downward stroke would be. Then the piglet tore loose...They were left looking at eachother and the place of terror. Jack’s face was white under the freckles.”(31) It took Jack only one pig escaping for him to overcome his old morals and lifestyle and enjoy the thrill of killing. Jack’s first kill is brutal and aggressive; Jack walks up the mountain with “the gutted carcass of the pig” (68) as everyone chants, “Kill the pig. Cut her throat. Spill her blood.” (69). This scene shows Jack 's first act towards savagery. After every pig that Jack kills, he reenacts the killing using one of the group members as a pig. In many cases it goes a little too far and somebody almost ends up dead. This shows Jack’s desire to be…

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