Lord of the Flies- Jack Quotes

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Lord of the Flies- Jack Quotes

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Jack is immediately presented as the antagonist of the novel. Unlike Ralph's good looks, he is described as ugly and arrogant. His red hair may symbolise danger and evil whereas Ralph's blonde hair appears to symbolise goodness 'His face was crumpled and freckled and ugly without silliness'
Jack leads the choir that is described as a 'dark creature' which foreshadows his progression towards savagery and evil later in the novel 'Dark creature'
The adjectives Golding uses to describe Jack become more primal and animalistic 'Dog-like' 'on all fours' 'Flared nostril'
Jack creates a mask for himself. This is a significant turning point as it seems to liberate him from his conscience, encouraging him to become more savage 'He looked at himself in astonishment, no longer at himself but an awesome stranger' 'Jack his, liberated from shame and self-consciousness' 'The mask compelled them'
Jack eventually breaks away from Ralph's group. He turns his back on civilisation and the democracy of the conch 'Bollocks to the rules!'
Jack uses the boys' fear of the beast to maintain control 'We'd better keep on the right side of him... You can't tell what he might do'
Jack and Roger's murder of Piggy marks their complete transition form humans to savages. Jack is now murdering with intent. He is a cold-blooded killer by the end of the novel 'I meant that' - Jack
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