“Power is dangerous. It attracts the worst and corrupts the best.” When the young boys first gathered after the crash, they were civil, mostly well behaved boys until the need for power took advantage of them. Two crucial symbols from the novel are the sow’s head and the conch shell. Each of these symbols represent power however, their powers have different meanings. The demand for power thrived on their souls and drove them to their breaking points.
Piggy is one of the most loveable and underappreciated characters in the book. In The Lord Of The Flies if the children would have listened to Piggy's intelligent ideas, their experience on the island would be quicker and safer. His character symbolizes the best traits of humanity, however, his personal insecurity makes it hard for the other boys to follow him as a leader. Piggy portrays an adult like figure because of his rational thinking and mature behavior. Because of his physical appearance and tendency to be shy, he is unable to convince the boys that he can be trusted.
He has the knowledge to know about situations in life, but would rather moan, groan and complain about his current situation. If Eeyore would allow wu wei or find the p'u in the situation, then he too, would find the same answers as Pooh did. Maybe even smile and laugh a lot more. And as for Owl, who also fits into the same mold as Piglet and Eeyore. He works hard at solving problems with life situations by wasting a lot of time and energy on trying to gain all the knowledge he can to solve the problem.
A third theme is how various parts of a population respond to attempts to make a totalitarian government. Boxer, for example, tries his best to help the government, thinking Napoleon is always right. The pigs and dogs jump on Napoleon's bandwagon to get benefits for themselves. The hens resist, but only when it is too late and they get
The deep emotional struggle bullies face is evident in Lord of the Flies by William Golding. Without adult supervision on the island, the boys must guide themselves through their weaknesses. They act out as uncontrolled, dangerous boys to cover up their insecurities. By acting as strong, ruthless killers, the boys look stable and invincible to the others. In order to appear strong, boys in Lord of the Flies exploit the weaker boys and conceal their own insecurities.
He also gives Napoleon more publicity than he deserves, which leads to him being elected as leader. The reason why Squealer manipulates information and strategically sides with Napoleon, which is why Napoleon gains power, is because he, too, has a desire for power and control over the masses. Squealer takes advantage of the masses by tricking them into thinking that superiority is a pleasure. He does not want them to know about their luxuries because it will lead to his loss of power. The pigs are intellectuals, so in their favor, they are able to come up with ways to hid the fact that they are hoarding the good things on the farm.
The only person that could see El Pachuco was Henry Renya and he is constantly having conversations with the El Pachuco on what he should do. Henry Renya seems to struggle with his inner self and what is right and what is wrong and always consoles the advice of El Pachuco. Mr. Bichir plays the role really well because he questions everything that Henry is doing and seems to enjoy doing so. Without, the El Pachuco, Zoot Suit cannot exist because he creates all the tension in the play and helps really navigate the play in the right
“Jekyll and Hyde” is a tragic, yet informative show that highlights the importance of morality, the influences of good and evil, and not letting your ‘inner demons’, so to speak, control you. It shows that even the darkest of demons can be overcome with even the smallest glimmer of light and love. It also reflects on how people of one society can differ from each other and, because of money differences, they live completely opposite lives. Throughout it, the higher and lower class citizens have constant roles of passively competing and comparing with each other, but in the end, no one wins. The show starts off with two men, John Utterson, Jekyll’s lawyer and childhood friend, and Sir Danvers Carew, father of Jekyll’s fiancée, Emma.
Like a small Ender. He does crazy things in performances Physical His stunts makes Enders army win No this is not a human right issue since he loves doing what he does. He becomes one of Ender’s best soldiers in his army What makes Bean realize this is that Ender shows his, ahem, softer side – that he’s not just an invulnerable commander, but he’s really a vulnerable kid Every performance is more high tech is sophisticated He is very friendly to people Stilson Was a mean big kid. Bullies Ender a lot He comes in with a big group Physical he fights Ender but he got killed Well bullying could be a human right He fights Ender This is Ender’s justification for wrecking Stilson – to send a message to all the bullies in school. Bullying still exists in the future He is very violent Mother and Father Doesn’t really care for Ender, wants him to have religion.
There are multiple examples for the relations to World War 2 in the book. Piggy symbolizes the allies from World War 2 because he stays civilized throughout the book and always thinks things through for the best. Jack represents Adolf Hitler because he demands power and dictatorship. He pushes people around and uses fear to control people. And the littluns portray the jews because they get threatened into doing things and Jack uses fear of the beast to control them.