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Jack as a former chorister and head boy 22 at his school arrived on the island eager to make rules and punish those who broke them although he constantly broke the rules himself when he felt it was needed to further his own interests The freedom Jack had on the island allowed the dark side of his character to be revealed from under his outer shell of a civilized schoolboy Jack represents the evil side of human nature Jacks strong desire to be leader was best illustrated in his first appearance in the book It was most significant that when the idea of having a vote for Chief was mentioned Jack took on a leadership role on the basis that he was chapter chorister could sing C sharp and was head boy 22 Ralph immediately recognized that Jack had the voice of one who knew his own mind21 Jack led the choir with much discipline and a militaristic attitude which shows that he was a dictatorial leader As Jack strove to establish his leadership he took on the title of Chief By the time of Simons death Jack had clearly gone power-mad Power lay in the brown swell of his forearm authority sat on his shoulder150 This is illustrated when Jack sneeringly said that the conch didnt count at his end of the island Also when Jack sat on the log painted and garlanded like an idol149 and around him were arranged piles of food and drinks as if they were offerings to him In addition Jacks tribe addressed and acknowledged him as Chief instead of Jack indicating subservience to a primitive tribal leadership It is said that while power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely Jacks behavior is a clear confirmation of this It is Jack not Ralph who is the natural leader on the island Unlike Ralph Jack is a master of manipulation and public image Everything
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