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In the novel Lord of the Flies Jack is the character that goes through the most change of anyone throughout the novel He begins the story as an arrogant choir boy who we actually see cry when he is not elected leader of the island Jacks physical appearance is described as Inside the floating cloak he was tall thin and bony his hair was red beneath the black cap His face was crumpled and freckled and ugly without silliness p 19 Jacks original goals were much like those of Ralph to keep an organized group on the island Jack says I agree with Ralph Weve got to have rules and obey them After all were not savages Were English and the English are the best at everything So weve got to do the right things p 40 Although we are shown a fairly normal boy we begin to see that Jack can be very mean at the same time While Piggy is talking Jack exclaims Youre talking too much Shut up fatty p 20 Jack is made the leader of the hunting tribe He and his hunters face much trouble trying to hunt and kill a pig Coming from a place like England he has not had any experience in anything like this before He is struggling to be a hunter because right now he still has not made his decent into primitive savagery which becomes clearly visible nearer the end of the story However Jack is shown to have primitive urges early The author says He Jack tried to convey the compulsion to track down and kill that was swallowing him up p 51 After a few attempts Jack and his hunters finally catch a pig The boys and Jack brutally attack and kill it This is the first step of Jacks transition into savage living We see the loss of innocence because Jack has killed his first living
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