Character Sketch of Jack
By: Brennen McCleary
Jack Merridew is the antagonist in the novel “Lord of The Flies” by William Golding. Jack is tall, redheaded and is the complete opposite of Ralph the protagonist. Jack has a sort of fiery temper and it only gets worse as the story goes on. He is always looking for a fight and is obsessed with catching and killing a pig. Jack is also not happy with the fact that Ralph is the leader and on more then one attempt tries to turn the group against him.
- Jack shows his unhappiness with Ralph when he says “I am not going to play any longer. Not with you ” and then storms off this quote also shows the fiery temper that Jack has.
- Jacks savage side shows when he is responsible for the murder of Piggy and Simon, as well in this quote. “Jack wrenched free and swung at Ralph with the spear.”
- An example of how obsessed Jack ha become with hunting is when he goes as far as to paint his face and take all the hunters with him. “He painted his face”