<b></b> *Ralph's phone rings*<p/><b>Piggy:</b> *looks at screen*<p/><b>Piggy:</b> *laughs* you still call your dad 'daddy'?<p/><b>Ralph:</b> *picks up phone*<p/><b>Ralph:</b> *looks Piggy in the eyes*<p/><b>Ralph:</b> Hey, Jack<p/><b>Piggy:</b> *chokes*<p/></p>
So I picked this thing up while revising for my exam in a few weeks time.I found this quote on one of the last pages:
“A little boy who wore the remains of extraordinary black cap on his red hair and who carried the remains of a pair of spectacles at his waist, started forward, then changed his mind and stood still.”
My personal interpretation is that the “little boy” is just Jack Merridew from the Officers perspective as he has no authority and power to the Officer - he’s just a boy. This is backed up by the “red hair” which Jack has, and the “extraordinary black cap” which is the remains of the civilized person he was before. And the glasses part doesn’t really need to be explained…
But the end bit its like “he changed his mind,” so like, he goes to say something and tries and make his point but then realizes he has no power against the Officer.
Why was the fact that Jack is supposed to be so ugly so significant in the book? Like, surely if he was meant to represent the cruelty and wickedness in this world then he would be represented as the devil. And the devil is supposed to be really attractive, hence the phrase “handsome devil,” like how does that work?
Inspired from this
vine. I was so disappointed that no one had created an lotf animation (well sort of) with it, so I decided to take matters into my own hands. Enjoy my wasted week of work. Oh yeah and this is an AU where Jack TOTALLY tried to flaunt his C sharp skills and signal everyone on the island before Ralph even has a chance to blow the conch and Piggy’s glasses are no longer viable for starting signal fires XD