Lord of the Flies


describe how jack and the hunters change . list several qualities

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Jack and his hunters are from early on, a boys choir that kind of seems like a childish military group. The boys step in line with Jack's commands. They are still, however, kids. They remain in the "headspace" of society. They still understand right from wrong and the social precepts of the adult world. By the end of the novel Jack has become a savage dictator ruling over a savage group of boys who fear him. They feed off of each other’s violence and hysteria. Jack has become a master manipulator who uses violence and fear to keep his rule intact. Laughter has turned to jeering. Responsibilities like keeping the signal fire or fetching fresh water have long been abandoned for primal thrills. By the end of the novel, Jack has set himself up as a demi-god, garlanded and all powerful.