Traits "Inside the floating cloak he was 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 this face stared two light blue eyes." (Golding 20)
Personality Traits: Mean, controlling, intimidating "He was intimidated by this uniformed superiority and the offhand authority in Merridew's voice." (Golding 20) "Choir! Stand Still!" Wearily obedient, the choir huddled into a line and stood there swaying in the sun." (Golding 20)
Traits "His sandy hair, considerably longer than it had been when they dropped in, was lighter now; and his bare back was a mass of dark freckles and peeling sunburn." (Golding 48)
Personality Traits:Crazy, Obsessed "As they danced they sang "Kill the pig. Cut her throat. Bash her in." (Golding 20) "There were lashings of blood," said Jack, laughing and shuttering, "you should have seen it!"
Where we are now
What he represents The character of Jack Merridew represents the evil or savagery in society. On the island he loses his ability and becomes a savage evil person. This is evident in how he is obsessed with killing and blood.
Character Development The character of Jack Merridew has gone from a mean, controlling person at the beginning of the story to a crazy, bloodthirsty maniac who acts on his own means.