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. Everyone uses manipulation In different forms to keep their control. In lord of the flies jack uses fear as a manipulative tool to maintain his control. “the chief was sitting there, naked to the waist, His face blocked with white and red. The tribe lay in semicircle before him. The newley beaten and untied wilfred …show more content…
Being on the island everyone is contsantly faced with the fear of the unknown the younger boys need someone to protect them from the fears on the island. Although nothing manages to scare the boys as much as the beastie does. When a little boy with a mullberry birthmark informs everyone that he has seen a beastie. The older boys emitiatly belive its his imagination but even later in the novel the boys start to question the exsitance of the beast. After the killing of simion, jack is belives ut was simon disguised as the beast, and that the beast is not dead. Jack brings up the topic about the beast at an assembly, and makes the little’uns fear the beastie even more. "Bollocks to the rules! We 're strong - we hunt! If there 's a beast, we 'll hunt it down! We 'll close in and beat and beat and beat-" (p.114) once again jack is sepaking of thr beast again, he is convincing the boys that there absolutely is a beast and that he can protect them by hunting it. Meanwhile piggy dose not belive there is a beast, jack continues to shove the fear of the beast down everyones throats and manipulating the boys so he can gain more power and control over the
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In the book “The Lord of the Flies” Golding’s words reveal the connection of People using fear to controll others, to Jack and his constant drive for power. Terorists groups like ISIS use fear to manipualte the U.S and other contries to gain power in a number of different ways, such as the attacks on Paris, France. While Jack also uses fear to gain the support from his fellow island members in a quest for power. This is highlighted when Jack tries attempts to overthrow Ralph: “Quiet!” shouted Jack.
In the novel, “Lord of The Flies,” the author, William Golding, relies on the characterization of Jack to develop the central idea that it is the natural evil and immorality in all humans that ultimately leads to the destruction of a society. Before Jack is even introduced as a character, he is compared to a creature of darkness when Golding describes, “the eye was first attracted to a black, bat-like creature that danced on the sand.” This comparison foreshadows Jack’s true darkness before he was made known to the readers. Jack’s archetype as “The Ruler” is established right from the moment he is introduced. One of the boys, Roger, suggested that they vote for chief but “Jack started to protest”, which demonstrates his desire for control.
Jack needs the boys to trust and believe him so he creates the idea of the beast so the boys follow him blindly. As time goes on, the boys start to believe everything Jack says. When it comes to the beast, Jack is the man that the boys go to for help, they view him as a solution to the problem. Jack uses the tactic of fear to be more dominant over the boys. The reason he does this is for his own pride and needs, not the boys.
Fear made Jack indignant. When Jack didn’t get leader, he wanted to prove himself in another way; he wanted to prove himself by hunting. The beast gave him motivation to kill. Jack took his fear, and turned into hunger for blood. Eventually fear, and the surfeit of pleasure Jack got from killing, lead him into power.
Within the society created from the boys, Jack established the fear and ultimately the ‘beast’ within them. He used the beast, in order to instill fear. In return, the boys gave up their freedom to become part of Jack’s tribe so that they would be safe. Jack refuses to acknowledge that the beast may be fear. This way he has something to offer the boys in order to join his tribe and remain under his authority.
When Jack killed a pig, he tortured it by cutting it open, and cutting its head off. Being the sick and twisted person he is, he decides that it will be a sacrifice for the “Beastie”. We now know that the Beastie does not exist, but this was more than a sacrifice. It was a symbol to show that the boys have completely lost their civilized part of them, and they are now being true ‘savages’, and becoming more and more evil by the minute.
With absolute power comes absolute corruption, but with limited power comes limited corruption. In the novel Lord of the Flies, the arbitrary need for a leader brings forward strife and competition between characters that desire power. Ralph with his old democratic leadership style clashes with Jack’s unethical style to rule. In the book Lord of the Flies, we learn that eagerness for power is strong enough to break the boys’ fragile civilization, which is demonstrated by the characters Ralph, Piggy and Jack.
Jack tries to discredit him by calling a meeting about the beast and turning the tables to say some negative things about Ralph which means that Jack is ignoring the rules of society and going rogue, evil to say in his voice. “Yes. The beast is a hunter. Only-shut up! The next thing is that we couldn’t kill it.
Fear is a Battle with the Beast Within When fear is present, human beings have indescribable thoughts and actions. In the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding, british school boys have to deal with the wrath of true fear. When the boys are faced with fear they push civilization aside and become unrecognizable to others. Fear changes a person by changing their thoughts and actions. William Golding explains throughout the novel that fear is always lurking, and fear will change our minds based on the thoughts of the unknown that controls the way we act and the emotions we feel.
The collective fear of the unknown leads to the untimely and accidental death of Simon. The distress present in the boys causes their impulsive action, of Simon’s horrific murder. Fear of “the beast” an imaginary creature causes the boys to act irrational, and provokes survival instincts as a result of life threatening terror. The fear of the boys in this moment is epitomized when they chant, “Kill the beast!, Cut his throat, Spill his blood!” (168).
They have lost all sight, and completely forgot that they’re trying to be rescued. Unsurprisingly, they end up killing another boy. This mostly affects Jack and his group, because they are focused on hunting and partying. Throughout the entire book, Jack is too focused on killing and controlling the others that he absolutely forgets about wanting to be rescued. Because of this, the boys have become bloodthirsty savages, they all chant, "Kill the beast!
Jack often used bullying and tormentation to instill fear in his companions, which hints toward the idea that he valued a strong and powerful reputation far more than morality and innocence,
Martin Luther King a famous social activist once stated, “we must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.” When referring to these words it is shown how forgiving we can be for people that we hate or dislike. In William Golding's book The Lord of the Flies his character Jack shows the actions of power, fear, and acceptance. People in power are more afraid of losing that power because it may show you as a failure, and to take control is much easier than taking responsibility for actions because there may be consequences, but most of all forgiveness is the hardest to do because it is just too hard to let go.
Rivers can provide a village with water and fish for survival allowing life to prosper. Conversely, a river can sweep a land with disease and leave a trail of death along its flowing course. The opposing forces of good and evil are inescapable elements that can be found in all parts of life. In Lord of the Flies, William Golding uses duality to demonstrate the contrast between the light of good and the darkness of evil on the island. Although the boys and the island hold innocence and purity, their darkness breaks though and struggle between the two erupts.