Then Piggy, too, raised his hand grudgingly into the air. "(Golding 19) The government progressively transformed into Authoritarian government. Jack was the main influence that caused this change. From the beginning of the novel Jack thirsted for power, he gained it by telling everyone that his tribe along with him would be there to protect everyone and provide them with food. Along with bribing people, he used violence and the fear of the beast to control the group.
They’re going to hunt you tomorrow” (170). Jack kills Ralph last because Ralph is the last person Jack views as a threat to his goals. Jack is afraid Ralph might prevent him from taking complete control of the island, since initially Ralph was the leader. The darkness of humanity can destroy society since society gets in the way of the darkness of humanity. In the Lord of the Flies, Jack has been trying to destroy Ralph since chapter 1 because he wanted power.
I have recently finished reading the book Ender’s Game Orson Scott Card. While reading the book, I noticed in many instances, that one character may have superior power over the others at one point or another. Power in this book can mean many things, and be either intellectual or physical. For example, in the beginning of the book, Ender has power over many people such as his classmates and friends. He can outsmart them, giving him supremacy over them.
The excessive control demonstrated by the boys undoubtedly supports the idea that humans are innately evil, and it is also shown in many other ways such as how the boys mistreat each other. The Lord of the Flies proves the point that mankind is evil through the way that the boys mistreat each other. For starters, mistreatment is shown in the very beginning of the book when Jack says to Piggy, “Shut up, fatty!” (Golding 17). Jack is insulting Piggy while many of the boys mistreat and insult each other. Also another example of how mistreatment is shown in the book would be when Samneric betray Ralph.
Any other person would be less likely to put up with an editor consistently firing him, but Quoyle endures others' disrespect as if he does not believe he deserves to be treated any better. He cries when he stains all of his laundry; he is not only a failure, but he is also resigned to his status as such. “Ah you lout,” said the father. But no pygmy himself. And brother Dick, the father's favorite, pretended to throw up when Quoyle came into a room, hissed, “Lardass, Snotface, Ugly Pig, Warthog, Stupid, Stinkbomb, Fart-tub, Greasebag,” pummeled and kicked until Quoyle curled.
The conch is a very significant symbol for democracy and how it is used throughout the book is also a symbol for how the boys change. Jack and Ralph are the main reason that there is corruption for power in Lord of the Flies because they are the only two that truly desire power. Towards the end of the book, Jack uses savage methods of forcing people to join his tribe. The main character that shows how power leads to corruption is Jack. He is the one that eventually leads the boys into savagery.
When the revolution was going to its peak Trujillo's regime started to imprison people who were part of the revolution along with jailing revolutionaries were killed and suffered forms of torture. In the book it shows how he got to power and stayed in power. He did it by having a radar on nearly every person in his country. People would be scared to talk bad about him anywhere they went beyond their home. Even then Trujillos secret police could send his men to spy on a specific family or neighborhood.
Evil Nature of Human Beings In the Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, the boys experiment with the evil nature of human beings and end up losing their humanity and sense of civilization. Each of them develops it differently, some grow stronger and realize their wrongs, and others let the evil over take them and transform themselves into beasts. Jack becomes very jealous of Ralph and his power; he wants to take it from him. Jack then creates his own tribe of boys and turns them all against Ralph, meanwhile craving the hunt for food and is power hungry. Ralph represents the goodness left on the island, while Jacks worst got the best of him.
This is shown when Ralph explains to Jack that the littluns are scared of the beast: “They talk and scream. The littluns”(51). By grouping this cluster of boys together, the older boys are virtually taking away their selfhood. Thus, names help to examine loss of identity and how a name can reduce a person to a
It’s as if you don’t have freedom to do stuffs you really want to do, because people are looking at you, Even though you don’t know them, they act as if they really know you, and one mistake can change everything. My dad would always remind us that we have Reputation we have to take care of. But what is reputation anyway, that’s my first reaction and my sister and I are so mad because of that, well reputation means a lot. Anyway too much for this personal experience and let me tell you why not go into politics. I just wanted you to give some information how I lived the life of politics which frustrates me a lot way back.