Comparing Power In Lord Of The Flies And Frankenstein

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Why is it that one of the strongest human drives seems to be a desire for power? Power can be defined as something that is held within or is wanted. In the novel The Lord of the Flies the author, William Golding, describes how the main character Ralph struggles to gain power by having to deal with the malevolent actions of Jack, a boy who was also stranded on the island. Meanwhile, the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley depicts how Victor Frankenstein, the central character, seeks to diminish his power by trying to relieve himself from his own creation. In both novels, the characters demonstrate a power struggle by having to face their own creations, handling the obstacles brought by the antagonist, and corruption
Foremost, in The Lord of the
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