What would you like to do?
What is Jack doing as the chapter opens in lord of the flies?
Tracking a pig on all fours on the forest floors looking for all signs of an animal being present such as foot prints and feces (poop)
He leaves Ralph's group in Chapter Eight: Gift for the Darkness on page 127.
Jack accompanied by Roger and Maurice raid the shelters and steal Piggy's spectacles.
Ralph asks Jack "Why do you hate me?"
Jack had two over riding obsessions in Lord of the Flies. Jack wanted to be leader and he also wanted to hunt (and kill) pigs. Jack had devised a new strategy which involved h…aving his hunters form a circle into which a pig could be driven and beaten to death. In order to put his plan into action Jack decided that he also need the two hunters who were on fire duty. As a result of this the fire went out, as there was nobody on duty to feed it with fuel. The real issue was not that Jack was thoughtless or negligent but that Jack though only in terms of himself. He wanted the boys on fire duty to join his hunt and that was all that mattered as far as he was concerned.
He is hunting for pigs.
Jack is presented to the reader as a boy who is used to weilding authority and enjoys it. He has no time to spare for anyone for whom he has no respect. He is described …physically as... "tall, thin and bony; and his hair was red beneath the black cap. His face was crumpled and freckled, and ugly without silliness. Out of his face stared two light blue eyes, frustrated now, and turning, or ready to turn, to anger."
In the beginning of chapter three, Jack is hunting for hogs/pigs.
He is camouflaging himself so he can hunt without being seen
Jack was wearing a pair of tattered shorts held up by his knife-belt.
Ralph asks Jack a number of questions in chapter 7 but perhaps the most pertinent one is covered by the following quote... Now it was Ralph's turn to flush but he spoke …despairingly, out of the new understanding that Piggy had given him. (And asked Jack) "Why do you hate me?"
Jack tells his tribe that tomorrow they will go hunting for meat and that the rest of the boys can improve the cave and defend the gate against the others and the beast. He re…plies to their queries that of course they didn't kill the beast and advises them to leave it the head of their kills if they go hunting. Jack also informs them that he will go during the night with Roger and Maurice to take fire from the others.
How to go about hunting the beast.
In chapter 3 Jack is (somewhat unsuccessfully) preoccupied with hunting pigs.
Jack has the Conch. The conch is a symbol of control over the group of boys.