In response to Bluebookbelle’s Bookish Photo A Day Challenge – February 2015 #AWORphotoaday
I had thought of a few Antagonists, including the predictable Lord Voldermort! Being too obvious, I started to think of characters who had an impression on me, especially when I was younger. I remember reading Lord Of The Flies and thinking how harrowing but brilliant and compelling it was. Thus, the character ‘Jack’ is my antagonist choice.
Jack The antagonist of Lord of the Flies.
He is tall, redheaded, and emerges as the leader of the choir boys. When Ralph becomes the initial leader, Jack becomes upset, for he wanted that position but instead becomes the leader of the “hunters.” Jack leads the boys from civilized young men into savages through the novel. He is malicious and animalistic.
As structure breaks down, Jack forms his own separate sect separating from Ralph and the rest of the group. Jack is a cruel bully, who is constantly violent and threatens those below him. Jack is always ready to fight. Jack constantly attempts to weaken others. He breaks Piggy’s glasses and leads the others towards Piggy’s murder. He brings the boys into mass hysteria and eventually hunts Ralph down like an animal.
Ralph represents order and composure in society. Eventually Jack grew tired of Ralph being in charge. He let the barbarism inside of him transform him into a savage-like creature and he went on a rampage, destroying the makeshift civilization the boys worked so hard to create.