Lexie Vetrano
12/15/2012 11:34:12 pm

When Jack chose to hunt the sow instead of any of the other pigs, it showed a change in his character. Before, he would just choose any random pig to kill, but once he saw the piglets with the sow, he chose the sow to kill. It was almost as if he wanted the piglets to suffer in a way that would scar them for life. Watching your mother die must be very painful. It shows a progression in Jack's character because he's becoming more aggressive in a sick way. It just doesn't make sense to me how you could do that to any living thing. The way Golding explains how Jack was ripping out the guts of the sow just goes to show that Jack is advancing to a totally different level of violence. Who knows when he's going to strike at Ralph's "group" of boys now.

Victoria Paradise
12/16/2012 06:37:25 am

I agree with Lexie because Jack's character is gfetting ore and more violent, and the way he chose to kill the sow showed this

Olivia Lyon
12/16/2012 12:42:47 am

I agree with Lexi because Jack's character is becoming more fearless and powerful. In the beginning of the book, he was afraid to kill a pig, then later, he would kill any pig, finally leading up to chapter 8 when he choses to kill the pig that would make the rest suffer.

Karina Zhao
12/16/2012 08:15:47 am

I agree with these responses. Jack choosing to hunt the sow instead of the other pigs shows a major progress in his character. In the beginning of the story, Jack was scared to kill a pig and now he would kill the mother of the pigs, to make the rest of them suffer.

Xavier Edwards
12/16/2012 09:58:34 am

I think the Progression of Jack is show one with how brutal jack is becoming but also how irresponsible he acts. this is evident because he only goes after the sow The reason this is irresponsible is because he does not realize that the less females the less pigs are born and more pigs will die without their mother. Also the way he puts the pigs head on a pike for the beast shows that he is becoming ruthless and is not afraid to kill anything anymore including people.

Nicole Reinschmidt
12/16/2012 10:30:44 am

I agree with Lexi. Even though Jack clearly saw how much those small piglets depended on their mother, he went straight to killing the largest, most needed pig in the lot: the sow. He did it for his own advantages: to have the most meat and to see those piglets suffer life without their own mother. It shows a progression in how savage Jack is becoming, and how he is starting to lose his old civilized ways.


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