Theoretical Power In Wild Seed And Lord Of The Flies
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“A desire to be in charge of our own lives, a need for control, is born in each of us. It is essential to our mental health, and our success, that we take control.” Robert Foster Bennett stated this …. There is a need for control in everyone’s mind, but when the need becomes too much for one person to handle, they begin to create imaginary power within themself. Theoretical power can be seen in almost all areas of life; literature, art, even authentic situations, where one asserts dominance over a group, yet they truly have the exact same abilities. It appears that when someone is in a position of power, they consider others as their lessers, even though we are all humans attempting to gain control. In the books Wild Seed and Lord of the Flies, characters assume control over a group and rule over them with disdain, this is also pictured in the painting To the End by William Gilbert Gaul. In Wild Seed, art, and literature, the trend appears that as one believes that they stronger and have control over someone, they treat others as inferiors.
An example of someone taking advantage of their power and using it to treat others as their lesser is in Wild Seed, the character Doro is something more than human and he uses this trait of his to make others believe that he is unstoppable and that they should bow down to his ruling. Doro is talking to Anyanwu and telling her to follow his directions because if she will not, he threatens that he will hurt her. Even though Doro is not