Wild Seed And Lord Of The Flies Analysis

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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,…show more content…
The image depicts an African American man holding up an injured Caucasian man while surrounded by war. The Caucasian man is wearing clothes that one can assume meant he was participating in the war, since he has a sword as well. The painting is described as the loyal slave trope, so one can assume the African American man is the Caucasian man’s slave. The painting To the End is similar to Wild Seed because it follows the trend of a person in control treating others like they are lesser and seeing themself as superior. This is because the Caucasian man has a slave, so he already believes that he deserves more humanity than the African American man, and even the best slave was treated lower than a human in this time. In most relationships between a slave and their slavemaster, the master has complete control over the slave’s entire life, determining even what happens to their offspring. During the Civil War, slave masters did not permit their slaves to live anywhere near human so that they could keep control and have the slave remain an inferior. There was a direct relationship between the amount of control a master had and treatment of slaves like animals. There are some famous examples of revolts where the slaves realised the true potential and power they had when they…show more content…
Jack and some other boys were out hunting so there was not anyone to keep the smoke signal running, meaning the boat could not save them. This was done while Ralph was chief and he is screaming at Jack. “You and your blood, Jack Merridew! You and your hunting! We might have gone home--’ Ralph pushed Piggy to one side. ‘I was chief, and you were going to do what I said. .

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