Kurtz had seemed to work all his life to be adored by everybody. But in the end everybody is just waiting for his death and they all want the ivory that he got before and the money that he earned by having all the ivory (page 83) When Marlow meets Kurtz he has no real opinion about him. He isn’t sure if Kurtz is insane or not (page 119). But when Kurtz has told Marlow why he chose this life in the heart of darkness, Marlow does understand him more or less. Now he wants to
Leadership in Lord of the Flies Leadership is a vital part of civilization, yet leadership styles have been the center of controversy since the first societies appeared in the world. Leaders who adopt any sort of leadership approach are constantly criticized. In William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies, Golding personifies the leadership styles of democracy and autocracy. A majority of the world’s population believe that democracy is the epitome of leadership methods. Democracy is appealing to the masses because it allows everyone’s voice to be heard in any situation and a solution is often reached that appeases a majority of the people.
Except by me” (Golding 33). He made it clear that this is officially one of the rule which will be followed and he wouldn’t accept no as an answer. Later in the novel the value of discipline grows more. To be specific, Jack became a dictator who acted so cruel to those who don’t follow his rule. Jack and his “tribe” punished anyone who didn’t follow them.
He accepts the consequences that came with his arrest by leaving for the prison camp. But his story prompted the Captain to say “We ain’t never had one of them before.” He has not changed himself into becoming a part of what society is expected to be. Emerson says “I am ashamed to think how easily we capitulate to badges and names, to large societies and dead institutions,” where a large portion of the population likes to follow the expectations and image that other have set up for them. This is essentially what happens to a major part of society which is why expectations and the “norm” have been set up because it’s what everyone is accustomed to. Although without expectations, an idea of a regular society cannot be created leaving many people lost and not knowing what to do.
If a military expert or the president is questioned, he might think wars are good because they can boast about military efficiency. People go to war to prove a point or to fight for one’s country. In the war for independence, the colonists fought for freedom from Great Britain. There were many people who died or were injured, but they all risked their lives for an ideal, the essence of freedom. However, there are others who go to war for greed and power.
Mitch knew he was right. Mitch slowly realizes how much of his life he has wasted on meaningless things, and is encouraged by Morrie to free himself of the corrupt culture that he calls his own, and rediscover the meaning of fulfillment. Morrie’s struggle with ALS not only changed his views on the world, but Mitch’s as well. As Morrie learns to cope with his deteriorating life, he becomes sort of a mentor for Mitch, and teaches him to appreciate even the smallest details in life. Morrie slowly starts to feel “as if [he] can see time actually passing through the windowpane.
This aspect of the human condition is expressed through the differences of Jack and Ralph’s interests and the struggle between the two sides of the boys’ nature, which soon leads to conflicts between good vs. evil and civilisation vs. savagery. When the boys first assemble together on the island, Ralph and Jack appear to be friends and allies; however the tension between them becomes more palpable as we read on. Ralph and Jack epitomises the two different representations of humans. Ralph focuses on safety, organisation and rescue. He stresses the important of keeping a signal fire and building shelters.
INTRODUCTION All through the ages human societies have been plagued with tyranny and the abuse of power. Perhaps since the dawn of civilization and government, because long before democracy existed there were only absolute monarchies. People worked together to form the soundest methods of government. Eventually it would lead us to democracy. This cooperation is in our nature and a key factor that separates us from animals that rely solely on primal instinct.
One name that is still familiar with society today and still creates controversy all around the world is Adolf Hitler. This man touched and transformed the lives of many citizens around the world, targeting mostly minorities. His life started out with misery, being denied into art school then to gaining enough power to create his own political group Nazism and becoming Chancellor of Germany, a powerful dictator. Hitler was intelligent knowing who to target, the youth; his charisma shined and gave hope to his people. Everything in history could have been different if the treaty of Versailles was different and Germany was not in despair and desperate for a proper leader.
In Machiavelli’s passage he writes about people who have become king through “the aid of others/ good fortune” He shows that some people’s need for power is so intense that they would be willing to do just about anything to gain that power, even if it meant killing many people. This helps support the theory of Macbeth’s actions being based on freewill. Because of Macbeth’s own actions and greed he killed king Duncan and took control of the thrown. Macbeth’s actions are what Machiavelli would “favor and fortune of those who have made them great.” For if it had not been for the witches prophecy and the never ending commands given to Macbeth by his oh so demanding wife Lady Macbeth, Macbeth would never have even thought about killing Duncan and becoming king himself. Similar to Macbeth the Duke of Valentino also had an urge to gain power.