Lord of the Flies

What effect Jacks mask have on him? on Bill? on Sam and Eric?

chapter 4

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"Beside the pool his sinewy body held up a mask that drew their eyes and appalled them."

"The mask compelled them."

Bill was frightened.

"He capered toward Bill, and the mask was a thing on its own, behind which Jack hid, liberated from shame and self-consciousness. The face of red and white and black swung through the air and jigged toward Bill. Bill started up laughing; then suddenly he fell silent and blundered away through the bushes."

Jack is excited to be a snarling creature. He can leave the vestiges of his old identity behind.