With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility Essay

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As a leader, one has great responsibility to lead the team to success whether it is for good or evil. Like superman would say, “With great power comes great responsibility”. Power is not a right, it has to be earned. It is a responsibility that should normally be given to those capable of wielding it for good. Great leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr, and Mother Teresa have used their great power and responsibility to create a world of peace and togetherness. In William Golding’s the Lord of the Flies and Arthur Miller’s The Crucible authority and responsibility plays a crucial role in the characters Ralph, and John Proctor. Ralph in the Lord of the Flies, and John Proctor in The Crucible demonstrate responsibility and powerment through their morals, order versus chaos, and the individual versus society. In both the Lord of the Flies and The Crucible, characters Ralph and John Proctor battle savagery, and society rules through their constant struggle to hold to their morals. Initially, the purpose of the signal fire is to attract the notice of passing ships that might be able to rescue the boys, but evidently the signal fire becomes the boy’s source of connection to civilization. As, Ralph in the novel realizes that everyone has forgotten the essential goal of being rescued and returning back to civilization, he gets frustrated when the others are too busy hunting rather than doing what they are told,“ But I tell you that the smoke is more important than the pig, however often you kill one”(Golding,81). While Jack thought that they could hunt, and would be rescued without an ounce of work. Ralph thought that the fire was necessary for their rescue off of the island, and had never lost his purpose to keep the signal and still keep his morals. Similarly, Ralph has a kind of attitude, in the way he tries to stay civilized, and to do his best to be
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