Jack 's Master Morality Final Draft

1301 Words Dec 14th, 2014 6 Pages
Paul Lacson
Mr. Wolf
H English 10, Period 3
13 December 2014
Jack’s Master Morality Final Draft German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche, establishes that all human actions are selfish and may be categorized as a desire for power, pleasure, or self-preservation. In addition to the three categories of human actions are the two moralities that define each person; master morality and slave morality. Characteristics of power, vitality, and pride would be seen as good and of the master morality, while characteristics of cowardice, timidity, and humility would be seen as bad and of the slave morality. This assertion is related to William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies, in which a group of schoolboys get stranded on an uninhabited island and attempt to temporarily establish order but soon stray from this original concern in pursuit of their inclinations. In the book, the actions of Jack and his tribe supports and collates to Nietzsche’s philosophy of the selfish desire for power, as well as master morality traits, but would refute and deny his claim to the extent of violence and murder. Nietzsche’s opinion on selfish drives for power is clearly evident in Jack’s behavior since the beginning of the story, demonstrating complete arrogance towards what the other children may think. Near the beginning of the story, Jack attempts to install himself as chief without the consent from the other children saying “ ‘I ought to be chief,’ said Jack with simple arrogance, ‘because I’m…
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