Victoria Paradise
11/26/2012 06:31:20 am

Jack is a tough guy who expects everybody to listen to them. He is an intimidating figure, and that's how he gets people to listen to him. He also seems to think he is more important than anybody else, whih is shown when he says "And he won't be interupted. Except by me," He's also the sterotypical tough guy who isn't very smart. This is shown by the way he leads the mob to the mountain and has everybody gather logs without thinking ahead about how they're going to light the fire. Then the fire burns out of control, and it was all caused because he forged ahead without thinking ahead first.

Eric McCracken
11/26/2012 06:46:07 am

I agree with Victoria but I also want to add that Jack is very stuck up. He expects everyone to think he is right. This can be shown of how stuck up he is when he says: "And he won't be interrupted. Except by me."

Morgan Wicken
11/26/2012 10:20:49 am

i agree completely with victoria. Jack is portrayed as a very intimidating figure that i know if he was the "leaderr" i would listen to because i wouldnt want to be on his bad side.

Anna Tworzyanski
11/26/2012 10:11:11 am

Jack is the character who manes it appear as though he is able to lead a crowd but in actuality, he's really quite a weak person who doesn't even come up with his own ideas. Instead he's really just an echo to Ralph's leadership in some desperate struggle for power and attention. For instance, when Ralph said "...We ought to have more rules..." Jack followed this only by saying "We've got to have more rules and obey them." Also, he makes it seem as tough he is perhaps smarter or more experienced than the others but when comes time to actually do something, he's just as clueless as everyone else like when Ralph said "Will you light the fire," and Jack just stood there muttering to himself without having any better idea of how to light a fire.

Karina Zhao
11/26/2012 11:34:21 am

Jack is a figure of words, but not of action. He expects that everyone will obey and do what he says. For instance, when Ralph introduced the idea of using the conch shell for a 'hands-up' method, Jack jumps in saying, "And he won't be interrupted. Except by me." The only reason that [some of] the boys listen to him, is because they fear him. In reality, Jack is in a way, a follower, who relies on Ralph's ideas but never follows up to them. For example, when Ralph said, "...And another thing. We can't have everybody talking at once..." Jack only said, "We'll have rules! Lots of rules!" But he never elaborated more on what sort of rules he had in mind.

Xavier Edwards
11/28/2012 12:56:43 am

I happen to agree with anna's arguments.


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