Jack was angry and started fighting Ralph. When Piggy tries to talk about starting a fire using his glasses, Roger, one of Jack’s members, uses a lever to roll a massive rock down a hill and smash Piggy. The conch broke into millions of pieces. Knowing that there is not a conch anymore, Ralph and Jack fight again, “Viciously, with full intention, he hurled his spear at Ralph. The point tore the skin and flesh over Ralph’s ribs, then sheared off and fell in the water” (Golding 181).
When Jack was called out for letting the fire burn out he simply deflected and started making fun of Piggy, such as calling him “fatty”, mocking him and smacking “Piggy’s head” (Golding 71) . This ends up with Piggy’s specs being broken, which are very important to the survival of Piggy and others. It is sad to see how Jack responded to this by calling names and acting like a five year old instead of owning up for what he did by just apologizing, moving on and fixing his mistake. It is very obvious that he can not handle not getting his way considering how he is so persistent with being in charge and not paying any attention to the rules created by others. (Golding 90-91).
After Jack says that he meant Piggy's death, he throws a spear at Ralph with the intent of harming him, showing the tribe he isn't to be messed with. Though Jack is corrupt with power, the boys are fearful of what he will do to those who oppose him and his
Jack has always been a natural-born leader, in the beginning, he was in control of the hunters and thought he would be elected chief. But since Ralph had the conch he didn’t become chief so ever since then Jack has tried to do things that a chief would do he wasn’t allowed because he wasn’t the chief. For example, “Jack stood up, scowling in gloom and held out his hands… But you’ve talked and talked… Jack sat down grumbling”(Golding 81-82).
From the moment the boys grouped, Jack reveals his ambition and lack of empathy. Jack uses verbal abuse towards everyone in order to gain control, but especially Piggy. When Piggy tries desperately to be heard while creating the fire, Jack tells
Power in most works of literature is used to push ideas and preferences over others opinion. It is often corrupted by those who are discontent with people that do not agree causing these people to force opinions and steal from the weaker in power. In the book “Kite Runner” a character named Assef uses his power from being older and stronger to force his ideas on other boys. Consequently, in his area, and has the ultimate decision if the boys do not agree with him, or are different he will beat them, he abuses his power when Assef is the closing rule maker for the group of kids up and occasionally rape them, for having a different opinion.
In addition, some of the boys want to keep their power or even gain more power, in order to do that, some of them are ready to kill. Jack is one of them, he maintains his position by becoming more evil in his behaviour, he knows how to get other boys into his evil plans and the influence he has on the group is all because of his power. In the first place, since the beginning of the journey, Jack always picks fights with Piggy to show him who’s the chief and who has the priority to speak. He loves to show that he is better and stronger than Piggy but in reality Piggy is stronger mentally. During the night, Jack’s tribe attacks the shelter where Piggy and his tribe is sleeping.
When one thinks of power, they usually picture a person or being who has control over another person or population. Even though power is often depicted or seen this way, power can also be an atmosphere or tradition that people obey and follow for generations. The short stories,“The Day It Happened” and “The Lottery,” show the similarities and differences between these two types of power. Sometimes power remains in the hands of the same person or being while other times it shifts from one person to another. Some people do not realize they have power, which causes them never to use it.
In Lord of the Flies, William Golding shows the progression of absolute power, and how ambition can take over one's mind. Stranded on an island after their plane crashed, the boys create their own democracy with one absolute ruler, just like many other governments throughout history. The boys voted Ralph as their ruler, but Jack slowly starts to take some of Ralph’s power, and eventually usurps him as their chief. Lord of the Flies suggests that absolute power is corrupt, and that humans are overly ambitious in wanting to take power from the person who has the most of it. Just like any large group of people, the boys decide that they “ought to have a chief to decide things” (Golding 22).
Leadership Abuse in Lord of the Flies The famous 17th century poet Jean de la Fontaine once said “Anyone entrusted with power will abuse it if not also animated with the love of truth and virtue, no matter whether he be a prince, or one of the people.” When the children in Lord of the Flies find themselves stranded on a distant island with no adults to be found, they encounter many forms of power, hence encountering many forms of abuse of power as well. This power abuse can be organized by the two leaders who each ruled the island during their own periods. In Lord of the Flies, William Golding utilizes these leaders, Ralph and Jack, to illustrate how people in positions of power will abuse their power for personal gain when given the opportunity.
Despite the vast amount of friendly hospitals and helpful charities, the inner core traits of man are not so inviting. A human is a creature all the same; they are just as savage, or even more so, than a pack of hungry wolves. What are humans hungry for? Power, it is all about power. How controls, and is better than everybody else.
An Analysis of Power in Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner provides insight into how power affects people and what it can do to relationships. Humans, by nature, crave power and seek control over others. Power is addictive.
Power can be a wonderful thing, which leads to success. On the other hand, misusing it can lead to corruption, depending on who is handling it. George Orwell in his book Animal Farm uses animals to show that humans abuse their power. The most significant topic in the novel is the abuse of power that keeps happening again and again. When unconstructive human qualities take over what is really important and overcome one's ability to govern competently, power is corrupted.
Power and Corruption When in the wrong hands, power can be used as a weapon to exploit and belittle others. If power is misused, it usually leads to dire consequents, like in A Thousand Splendid Suns, where two women fall victim to those who control them. In the novel A Thousand Splendid Suns, Hosseini proves that once a person is promoted to a place of authority, he or she will inevitably become corrupted by the power that he or she holds. For power to hold any value, one must be able to generate fear and submission from his victims.