Jack Merridew's Decline in Lord of the Flies Essay
In the beginning of the book a plane crashes onto an island and the …show more content…
Jack continues to hunt as the book progresses, always wearing his face paint when he does this. The old Jack is dying away, being slowly replaced by a more savage person. He enjoys killing the pigs more and more, it’s like an itch he can’t scratch, or an addiction. Soon Jack is no longer content with being the lead hunter, he wants to rule the tribe by becoming Chief. During a meeting Jack declares that he’s sick of rules and is leaving the tribe. ”I’m not going to play any longer. Not with you” (127). He leaves that part of the island and almost all of the Biguns and some Littluns follow him shortly after, leaving Ralph deserted.
By now, Jack has lost almost half of his civilized self. He takes his hunters out and they find a group of pigs in a clearing. Out of all the pigs there, Jack chooses the one that has piglets nursing off of her. They all chase after her in a frenzy, shooting spears at the sow and yelling like savages. When they catch up