Though leaders are powerful, some tend to abuse their power. Jack is portrayed as a powerful leader in his tribe. However, Jack still demands for even more power. He obtains this power not only through his actions but also from fear mainly from the beast. As the group doesn’t know much about the beast, Jack uses the power of the unknown to create a false image of the beast such as the time when Simon was mistaken for the beast.
Jack Merridew is by far the most powerful individual on the island. He influences the boys to do things by yelling at them throughout the book. Just as it is stated in The Perils of Obedience by Kendra Cherry, “The physical presence of an authority figure dramatically increased compliance,” (Cherry 2). Jack is the main authority figure that has a lot of power of the kids because of his appeal to what they want and to the way he runs things. He runs his tribe like a dictatorship over the rest of the boys, but because they do what they want to do they comply with what he says, even though it is not the right thing.
He doesn 't consider any other factors other than meat and having a good time. While Ralph is trying all he can to fulfill his duties as a leader and prioritizes. Jacks violence is a huge problem. After Simon discovers that the beast is not a beast, the boy believe that he is the real monster. Causing them to attack him and eventually killing him.
In the documentary, Tough Guise: Violence, Media and the Crisis in Masculinity, the focus is on mass media and society’s influence and expectations of the male gender and how ‘real men’ are defined. “Boys and young men, learn early on that being a so-called, ‘real man,’ means you have to take on the tough-guise,” Jackson Katz, Ph. D. continues, “In other words, you only have to show the world certain parts of yourself that the dominant culture has defined as manly.” In the opening segment of the documentary, Dr. Katz, one of America’s leading anti-sexist activists, provides the audience of how the title was developed. Together with The Media Education Foundation, the documentary encourages the audience to think and analyze the influence mass media has, socially, politically as well as culturally in the development of young men. Tough Guise breaks down the correlation of pop-culture imagery and the social
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
His loss of innocence is followed by the loss of his conscience due to the demise of his ability to reason. Golding proves his beliefs through Jack’s character. Golding establishes that will power is only viable in a civilized society, not a primitive one. As Jack loses his conscience, he begins to morph into a savage. He feels no sympathy and has a need to be in power.
One of the greatest aspects to how a male is taught to conduct himself is through his personality. Planned Parenthood explains the basic structure that can trap some males through hypermasculinity, “They believe they’re supposed to compete with other men and dominate feminine folks by being aggressive, worldly, sexually experienced, insensitive, physically imposing, ambitious, and demanding”(Planned Parenthood). With more detail, when men are shifted towards this exaggerated way there are many more problems beyond not being themselves. When hypermasculinity takes places there is an increased chance of abuse emotionally and physically towards a women. On the other hand men have a one in six chance of being sexually abused themselves.
If it weren't for these prejudice thoughts, many people would be together united as one fighting to better one another. As Brent states in “Black Men and Public Space,” “the hatred he feels for blacks makes itself known to him through a variety of avenues - one being his discomfort with that ‘special brand of paranoid touchiness’ to which he says blacks are prone.” (514). Due to this fear of one another, it has brought much tension among many. This discrimination has been going on for many years and is what makes the United States divided. These many examples provided by Brent proved these exact points and showed the belitting of African Americans within Americas society.
Fight Club Argumentative Essay In a decade where emasculation was an issue for many males, Chuck Palahniuk’s novel Fight Club attempted to address the problem. In the novel, a group named Fight Club (which later evolved into Project Mayhem) tried to give men the feeling of power that they were so desperately lacking for many years. Fight Club was a group created by the narrator to help restore the feeling of masculinity and power to men, which prepared them for Project Mayhem by allowing them to feel like they were able to do anything. Project Mayhem had different departments in it that carry out different operations (assault, arson, etc.) and their ultimate goal was to destroy civilization so it could restart.
War and soldiers. Again, another perfect pair, but what about soldiers and children, or actually... children soldiers. War torn countries are everywhere, but they are starting to act out of desperation, and this leads to child soldiers. There are many issues with this, from being inhumane, to breaking several laws of war. Child soldiers are a big topic at the moment, but not the children themselves, but if they should or shouldn’t be given amnesty.