Lord of the Flies

Chapter 10: Describe what is happening at Castle Rock. What type of leadership is Jack displaying? How does this play into the overall theme of the novel?

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Jack has set himself up as a God-King. The boys serve him and seem contented in doing so. The boys would rather be told what to do than take responsibility for their own actions. Jack's sociopathic tendencies are now validated by the loyalty the boys afford him. Like any dictator Jack needs a constant enemy, which he finds in Ralph. Unfortunately, Jack is not savvy enough to understand that killing Ralph would pose a danger to his own power.