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What Have We Learned about Jack Merridew in Chapters 1-3 of The Lord of the Flies?

Summary: One of the leading characters in the novel Lord of the Flies, Jack Merridew is an older boy who is controlling, careless, and rude and disdainful toward the younger members of the group. At the start of the novel, Jack was aggressive and polite; however, by the end of Chapter 3, he has become savage and rude, embarked on a cycle of madness.
Jack is one of the leading characters in the Lord of the Flies. My first impressions are of an older, controlling boy with good leadership qualities. He seems to treat his authoritarian role with respect, preferring to be called by his surname - Merridew. However, right from the outset, he is rude and disdainful of the younger and different people in the group.

Jack is one of the older boys in the group, in his early teens. He has ginger hair. His light blue eyes are a defining feature during the story. They gradually become more menacing as the book develops. This is because his savage tendencies become more evident. An example of this is on page fifty when his "eyes... seemed bolting and nearly mad." Proof of Jack's violent attitude becomes more obvious...

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