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Essay | Symbolism of Jack in 'Lord of the Flies'

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Symbolism of Jack in 'Lord of the Flies'

Summary: Demonstrates several of the major symbolic points for Jack in "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding.
Symbols Associated With Jack

01>Long Hair

During the duration of their stay on the island, all of the boys except for Piggy begin to grow long hair. This symbolizes their descent into savagery. Where the boys come from, (1950s England), it is unacceptable for a boy to have long hair; most males keep their hair short and trimmed. In the world of the Island, everything is turned upside down, and what the boys would have once looked on at in disgust is now the norm.

02>The Beast

After the murder of Simon, Jack begins to use the Beast as a manipulative ploy to keep his hunters subservient. He tells them that the Beast is not really dead: "No! How could we- kill- it""(146). He makes the boys see him as the interpreter of the nonexistent Beast's actions, and he plays on their...

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