“Lots of rules! Then when anyone breaks 'em—” But his desire for many controls did not of course extend to controls he disliked, to those over himself” (Spitz). Jack made sure the hunters did exactly what he said. David Spitz compares in to Hitler or Mussolini. Jack’s thirst for power and devolution is what led him to be the dangerous, oppressive leader he
It also shows the reader how the power Jack had as chief was maintained by intimidation and the boys’ terror. Next, Golding wrote, “...the chant lost its first superficial excitement and began to beat like a steady pulse” (152). This is a simile and it compares the rhythm of their chant to a steady pulse. This chant was the result of the boys’ fear of the beast, the storm, and their need for a feeling of security. This led to their panic turning into and fueling a tribal savageness.
In this quote, Gandhi implies that there are a lot of people who want to put pressure on the ones who act in the way they really are and try to make them a part of the mainstream. For example, under tight and strict circumstances the ruling groups force others to become tyrants like themselves and not to act in the way they actually are. One of the most powerful types of such severe conditions is imperialism, which is
Manipulation to create power One powerful tool to gain power over an induvidual is minipulation. In goldings novel lord of the flies many characters are minipulated and power changes hand through many characters. The key character that creates power through manipulation is jack. The three ways he uses this manipulation is by violance , food and fear. One of the most powerful forms of manipulation that jack uses in the novel is fear.
Due to the strict leadership of the Commander, many people of Gilead are going to turn rebellious. Atwood’s Novel proves that strict leadership can lead to rebellious acts as shown through the symbolism of the word “Mayday”, the irony of the Commander breaking his own rules, and the narrator’s only way of having fun “breaking rules.” The word “Mayday” a
The Power Of Fear in “Lord of the Flies”: No Greater Illusion Than Fear Fear is intangible yet has perceptible effects. It plays a significant role in human behaviour. Each individual reacts to fear differently, some overcome it, while others give in to it. In William Golding’s “Lord of the Flies” the theme of fear is discussed and it becomes clear that fear has the power to take over not only one’s mind but also control one’s actions. The collective fear of the unknown leads to the untimely and accidental death of Simon.
Abusing power is capable of ruining many lives, including the individual’s. Having power can be a good thing, but misusing it, such as characters from the works Brave New World, Oedipus the King, and the movie, The Giver causes destruction. In each work, a character possesses great power and misandles it. In Brave New World, Mustapha Mond is able to dehumanize an entire civilization with the use of many practices and drugs. Oedipus, in Oedipus the King, lets his hubris get the best of him, and results in a horrible punishment for himself.
Everyone is capable of stabbing, shooting, or murdering someone, however, everyone has their own trigger… for some, it might be jealousy or envy and for some, it could be pure anger. Since humans are born savages everyone has an evil lying within, therefore when something happens that triggers that evil the human will resort to their natural sense of savagery because that is their nature and because civilization is just a concept that keeps us from showing our true selves. From the moment a human is born, they are told how to talk, how to walk and how to act. The society humans live in constrict a human’s natural sense of savagery; however strip that away and put a human in a situation where the rules of civilization are absent then there will be nothing but pure chaos. In Lord of the Flies, the kids try very hard to stay civilized, however, it proved to be too difficult as their inner evil started to take over.
Using false feelings of superiority as a way to mask inner feelings of inferiority is a seemingly effective method to use when trying to appear more authoritative than is true. However, what begins as “false feelings” quickly escalates into genuine arrogance. In William Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies, Jack’s superiority complex and need to be in control revealed the inner savagery of the boys, which eventually caused the downfall of their community. Jack 's egotism is clear to see from the first meeting, yet Ralph still manages to overshadow him. Golding sets the tone for Jack’s character straight away through Piggy 's "intimida[tion]" at Jack 's "superiority" (26).