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Lord of the Flies by William Golding - There was no real evil in Jack. He was just a boy having fun.

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Sarah Allymohamed Lord of the Flies by William Golding There was no real evil in Jack. He was just a boy having fun. William Golding was born in 1911 in Cornwall. He went to Marlborough Grammar School and to the University of Oxford where he studied literature. After University he became a teacher, but at the start of World War II Golding joined the Royal Navy. He eventually became a commander. He saw many horrific sights, which I think gave him inspiration for his writing. In 1945, Golding returned to teaching English at Bishop Wordsworth's School. He stayed there until 1962, and established himself has a writer. The reason why Golding wrote Lord of the Flies is that he wanted to show what other people could do to each other. In Fable he writes, " I had discovered what one man could do to another. " He did not believe this before the war as he writes early on in Fable. ...read more.

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The mask hides the civil Jack and lets the evil Jack shine through. Bill started laughing at Jack when he had the mask on. Bill saw the evil and ran into some bushes. Jack didn't understand the power of the mask. I think he saw it as being a game. " For hunting. Like in war. You know dazzle paint. Like things trying to like something else." The killing of the pig represents the turning point for Jack. It's the point in the book where Jack the young boy turns into a barbaric savage. " You can cut the pig's throat to let the blood out otherwise you cannot eat the meat". After Jack had killed the pig the description of his face was " bright blue eyes in this frustration seemed boiling and nearly mad." After Jack had killed his first pig, the only thing that he concentrated was hunting for the group. ...read more.

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Just after Piggy was murdered. Jack was out to murder Ralph. Ralph hide long enough until help arrived by the adults saving them from the island. When the adults arrived on the island, he becomes his usual self. He had great respect for the adults and this I think reminded him of his civil life. The evil in him had left him and he went back to his usual self. Jack liked to hunt pigs down, he loved the chase and bloodshed. Jack wanted to hunt Ralph down like a pig. There was always evil in Jack, but being in this situation and the environment triggered it off. William Golding tells us in Fable every man is evil, but Jack's evil is showed more than the other boys. One of Jack weaknesses, which made him evil, was the first killing of the pig for he loved the chase and bloodshed of it all. The mask brings out the evil in him hiding the civil Jack and covering it with this evil. I think Jack was evil and was not just a boy having fun. 2 1 ...read more.

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