George Orwell 's Lord Of The Flies

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A dictator is defined as a ruler who wields an abundance of personal power and governs using authoritarian approaches. In the two novels, Animal Farm by George Orwell, and Lord of the Flies by William Golding, there is an evident portrayal of leadership at its worst. In Animal Farm, although the animals of Manor Farm dream of creating a perfect utopian world for themselves, after the expulsion of Mr. Jones transpires, the undemocratic ascension of Napoleon 's dictatorship emerges. In the other novel, Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, after a group of young boys crash onto a deserted island, the antagonist Jack Merridew, who is determined to become a 'chief, ' forcefully makes it happen and essentially causes their descent into savagery with his manipulation. Clearly, these two single characters exhibit similar traits that brings about the destruction of the societies in both of the novels. Napoleon and Jack are alike in the ways that they are the ultimate embodiment of corrupt power, they have a failure to comply with moral rules, and both use fear and paranoia to force others to submit to their control. Firstly, throughout the novel, Napoleon uses unprincipled ways to gain and protect his insatiable appetite for power. This is similar to Jack, who acts in the same way after he seizes power from Ralph and continues to abuse it to further achieve his desires. After the revolt on the farm, all major decision making is turned over to the most intelligent animals on the
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