When Jack hesitates to kill the pig it shows that he may still be innocent and may not be ready for the after math of killing a living creature. The kids may have grown up in war times but they physically haven't been exposed to it, they've just heard about it which is totally different. It goes to show that the society the boys have grown up in is quite civilized and they have morals; they don't kill living things for fun or to show off, if anything they will kill things to defend themselves or for survival purposes. Killing living things isn't something to be proud of which is why Jack hesitated, but in his sake he would've been greatly admired. Jack is embarrassed he couldn't kill the pig and made an excuse so he wouldn't seem like a weakling. He wants to be known as strong and unafraid because that's how boys are, you aren't cool unless you're tough as nails. Jack had to reassure the boys that next time he will kill the pig because otherwise the boys would've viewed him as a pansy. He can't be recognized as someone who is inferior to the others because he likes to talk big and he can't ruin his reputation now! I'm sure Jack wanted to be the leader and is wanting to take over so that is why he has to stand his ground and be the tough guy so the little guys can view him as a leade rather than Ralph.
+1 for being first
Jack is seen as a hard, tough guy. He wanted to be the leader of the boy's, he is arrogant and competitive and what the other boys look up to. He is a character that you get annoyed by because he is just haughty all the time. When Jack could not kill the pig or " Slit it's throat and let it bleed out that way you can eat the meat" it showed us a side of innocence.The boy's wear uniforms which means that they probably came from a civilized community with good families etc. Saying that I think that Jack thinks that all the other boy's are too weak and too big of sissies to step up and be leader so he has to and then he got arrogant. I think it also suggest that the society he grew up in taught him to always be proper and never afraid but deep down inside jack can't be hard and brave all the time. He knows that killing isn't right because that is what he was taught but the other half of his mind is telling him he has to to keep his status. He tries to convince the boys that even though he didn't kill the pig that he will next time. At this point the boy's view of him would be less because he is not the guy that they thought he was. Although Jack is softer on the inside I think that he is going to work harder to get his status back up to get and the boy's respect back because he won't accept the fact that he is a failure or not tough or anything of that matter. He'll learn that now its not prim and proper and end up going into a mode of triumph and braveness which will end up raising his status again.
Jack's hesitation to kill the pig shows that he might not be as tough as he thinks he is. This shows that he might still be an innocent guy, and is not ready to be a leader. I believe that Jack is trying to be someone that he isn't and when he comes to obstacles that he must overcome like killing the pig he makes up and excuse so he doesn't come off to the others as a weakling. Jack is trying to show that he is hard but when it comes to actually demonstrating this, he makes up excuses. Jack says that he will go through with things next time so the others will think that he will come through next time and show that he is leader material. Jack knows that he fails and he wants to let the others know that he is going to go through with things next time he gets an opportunity.
The hesitation that Jack faces about killing the pig shows that he isn't as tough or as grown up as he thinks he is. He may be one of the older ones on the island, but he is still a kid deep down. Killing the pig would have made all the other boys believe he was the toughest one there, however Jack wouldn't be able to deal with the feeling that flooded him after the killing was over. This suggests that society has helped the boys and made them into good young men. The boys have grown up in tough times and that has helped them grow and mature, but they are still able to be kids. They don't just go out and kill things for fun. If the pig had been harming Jack or any of the other boys, there's a greater chance he would have killed it. I think that Jack reacted the way he did after not being able to kill the pig because he wants all of the other boys to think he is the most grown up one there. He doesn't want to be thought of as weak or fragile. Jack is still upset that Ralph got voted to be the leader, so he wants to prove everyone who voted for Ralph wrong. Jack felt embarrassed and ashamed that he couldn't kill the pig like everyone thought he would. I think Jack will be trying to prove his manliness to the rest of the boys throughout the rest of the novel.
I think that Jack hesitated on killing the pig because he didn't have to, it wasn't a life or death situation. At this point, the kids aren't struggling to survive, they can manage themselves with what they have for a couple days. When he didn't kill the pig, it makes Jack look like he is weak, he couldn't kill a pig that was right in front of him. Maybe he isn't as grown up as he thinks he is, or wants the other boys to think he is. Jack wants to play a big role in leading the others and doesn't want to look like he cant. He makes up a excuse as to why he didn't kill it, and that next time he would for sure. He couldn't handle the after math of killing the innocent pig, if he would have killed it there would have been an enormous amount of blood and clean up to come. I think he reacted the way he did to try and act tough, like he could handle killing a living thing, even though he meant to take his tame and let the pig get away.
Jacks hesitation to kill the pig is one of fear. He is scared to do something so violent. Although these kids grew up with war they've never had to face it. This shows that the society where they lived was a good one. It was proper, and taught the kids morals. All the boys were wearing uniforms so we can assume that they might have went to a private school or some sorts and they usually have very admirable students. Jack may have reacted the way he did because he was angry and frustrated with himself for not being able to do a "simple" task. He's angry because this can be seen as a weakness and that is why he is so quick to defend himself, he needs to convince himself and the other boys that he can do it.
Jacks hesitation to kill the pig shows that he grew up innocent. He was not exposed to killing animals or blood. This shows that the society he grew up in did a lot of thing for him. Jack never had to hunt for food or survival, it was always given to him. It was probably a wealthy society where things were done for him, there was not a lot of work for him to do. Jack wants to come off as hard and brave but the way he is so hesitant to kill the pig proves that it is just a cover up. He does not know what he is doing or how to survive out on the island, he will just try put on a good face so the other boys see him as a leader. Jack plays the hesitation off as him thinking where to stab it because he was embarrassed that he could not follow through with the task. He says that next time he will kill the pig no problem and is very quick to defend himself. I think this is because he sees that he is weak and is mad at himself that he couldn't do it. So, he is pretty much giving himself a pep talk saying he will do it next time no problem so the boys do not think he is weak.
Jack hesitated to kill the pig because it isn't who he really is, he was putting on a show, and acting tough to impress the other kids. He is one of the older kids, so he probably felt more obligated to do it, to show leadership and toughness, but if he did kill the pig, he would've been overcome with guilt. This shows that in society, there is always morals, whether it be stranded on an island, or in a civilized town. Jack acts with fervor at his failure because he is embarrassed, he wanted to seem like the tough guy who doesn't have a heart, but failed because he hesitated to kill the pig and had shown weakness. He then future plans to follow through so he can be seen as a strong, relentless leader who will provide, also so he can redeem the weakness he had shown.
Jacks hesitation could mean that jack is almost afraid to kill anything. This could also be a result of growing up in a poor or classified society. jack knows what he did/didn't do was wrong and attempts to make it right. Jack is probably planning to never make a mistake like that again.
Jack's hesitation to kill the pig shows that he isn't as brave as he looks, he just acted all tough and bug to all the other kids.I think it also suggest that the society jack grew up in taught him to always be proper and never to be afraid or a baby but deep down jack can't be tough and brave all the time.he also saids that next time he will kill the pig no problem but he is just saying that to act big
Jack hesitates to kill the pig, because it shows he is still a bit civilized. It shows that not everyone in society can go out and kill an animal because they need to. JAck knows he failed the other boys, and promises to stick to his word the next time around, so the others dont think less of him, and want someone else to lead them.
I think Jack hesitated to kill the pig because he was afraid of hurting another living creature. This shows that there is good people in society teaching the youth about right and wrong. Next time he might be able to kill the pig but only because he knows all the kids are counting on him.
Jack did not kill the pig this shows that he is more innocent than anyone anticipated and that he might not be ready to leave civization behind. He makes plans to kill the pig or animalso simon and Ralph don't think he is weak. Jack might not be as strong as he makes himself out to be he does this so the other kids do not go against his word.
Jacks hesitation to kill the pig shows that he is not ready to leave civilization behind and that he is innocent and is afraid to kill anything. I think that this shows that there are some civilized people out there that won't kill anything and everything for the fun of it. He let the boys down but he knows what he thinks is right and he should get there respect for that.
When Jack hesitates to kill the pig he seems to know what to do and how to kill it doesn't have the guts to do it. Jack's hesitation allows the squealing pig to escape which lets the group down as they were beginning to feel the hungryness set in after not eating all day. I think that Jack hesitates to kill the pig because he was never faced with the task of taking a life and therefore froze up from the thought of taking the life of a living creature. This also shows that Jack may not be ready to let go of his "rich" lifestyle in order to survive. Jack reacts the way that he does and says how he will kill the pig the next time he gets because he is embarrassed that he couldn't do it the first time and that he begins to realize that he might be on the island a little bit longer than he thought. 0
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.