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Then Jack found the throat and the hot blood spouted over his hands... The boys drew back, and Jack stood up, holding out his hands.
He giggled and flicked them while the boys laughed at his reeking palms. Then Jack grabbed Maurice and rubbed the stuff over his cheeks.

What might the quotation below suggest about Jack at this point in the novel?


He flicks the blood to get it off, which suggests that some part of Jack is still uncomfortable with killing.


Rather than be uncomfortable with blood, Jack is now playing with it - even smearing it on others, which shows that he no longer feels guilt about taking a life.


Jack's decision to cover Maurice in blood without his consent demonstrates just how cruel and controlling he can be.


A, B & C


None of the above

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