Animal Farm And Lord Of The Flies Comparison Essay

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Some would say power is the ability to control a group and have them become your followers while maintaining a strong leadership role. The two books, Animal Farm and Lord of The Flies use power through the two main chiefs of the novels. The book Animal Farm, by George Orwell, is about a group of animals that declare a rebellion against the owner of their farm. They take the farm over, and make Napoleon, the main character who is also the dictator of the book, take leadership of the farm. On the other hand, the book Lord of The Flies, by William Golding is about a group of boys who are stranded on an island with no adults. While the group of boys votes for one of the main characters as the leader, Jack, another character in the book slowly takes over and controls them all. The books Animal Farm, by George Orwell and Lord of The Flies, by William Golding’s themes of power are conveyed through the character archetypes and symbolism. Although they are similar in many ways, they convey different outlooks In the book, Animal Farm, the author uses the pig, Napoleon, to represent a dictator who uses his amount of power uncontrollably. From the beginning of the book, Napoleon’s desire for power turned into…show more content…
First of all, from the beginning of the text Jack wants more control over Ralph, and when Ralph gets voted chief over him, “...the freckles on Jack’s face disappeared under a blush of mortification” (23). Then, once Ralph gives him leadership of the hunters, “The suffusion drained away from Jack’s face” (23). Jack was so utterly desperate for domination, which would easily be compared to Napoleon taking domination over the farm and getting rid of Snowball to do so. Another similarity of the two is their sidekicks, who are both not only intimidating to the other characters, but have almost as much control as their partner. “‘You don't know Roger. He's a
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