Lord Of The Flies: Essay On Jack Merridew



"The theme (of Lord of the Flies) is an attempt to trace the
defects of society back to the defects of human nature. The moral
is that the shape of society must depend on the ethical mature of the
individual and not on any political system however apparently logical
or respectable."
-- William Golding

In the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding, Jack Merridew,
chief of the hunters, represents the hidden human passion and animal
cruelty. The name Jack comes from Hebrew and means "one who supplants," one
who takes over by force. This is how Jack gains and uses power. While Ralph
(his rival for the island), with Piggy and a ...

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with some other boys of various age, but
not older than themselves. They share similar opinions about their
situation and its solution. They both want to be rescued and taken home.
They both realize that there are a lot of things they must do to survive on
the island until all of them get rescued. And lastly, they both are
dominant types, but yet at the beginning of the novel they both acknowledge
each other's authority and behave to each other in a friendly way.

At the return Ralph found himself alone on a limb with Jack and
they grinned at each other, sharing this burden. Once more, admit the
breeze, the shouting, the slanting sunlight on the high mountain, was shed
that glamour, that strange invisible light of friendship, adventure, and
content.

-"Almost too heavy."
Jack grinned back.
- “Not for the two of us."
Together, joined in effort by the burden, they staggered up
the last step of the mountain.
Together, they chanted One!
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In the ...

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and so Jack did, he pretended he was a savage. Through the mask he
accomplished killing the pig, though by painting his face, I think he
sacrificed all moral ethics and values. He became a pagan, a hunter, what
we would become without moral and rules of conduct, and strangely enough he
became a victim...

At first Jack and his hunters do what they are asked to, but as
time went on, they started to participate in different activities and
neglect those needed for the sake of the boys' salvation and emancipation
from the island. One of these incidents was shortly before the celebration
of the first time Jack slew the pig. The first time Jack tasted the ...

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