Lord of the Flies Essay | Jack Represent the Evil Side of Human Nature

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Jack Represent the Evil Side of Human Nature

Summary: Jack Lord, in Lord of the Flies confirms that, in the opinion of the author, human nature is fundamentally evil and the rule of law, and its enforcement, is absolutely essential in order to create a peaceful and civilized society.
Jack, as a "former chorister" and "head boy" (22) at his school arrived on the island eager to make rules and punish those who broke them, although, he constantly broke the rules himself when he felt it was needed to further his own interests. The freedom Jack had on the island allowed the dark side of his character to be revealed from under his outer shell of a civilized schoolboy. Jack represents the evil side of human nature.

Jack's strong desire to be leader was best illustrated in his first appearance in the book. It was most significant that when the idea of having a vote for "Chief" was mentioned, Jack took on a leadership role on the basis that he was "chapter chorister", could "sing C sharp" and was "head boy" (22). Ralph immediately recognized that Jack had "the voice of one who...

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