Lord of the Flies Compared to Animal Farm Essay

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Dictators often use fear as a control tactic in their countries as they want to make sure they have total power over their people. Fear is defined as an unpleasant and often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger, often causing a person to act according to what is necessary for survival. Although fear can be unpleasant, many people like it in different ways; some like the suspense that scary movies bring, while others like the thrill that is created when cliff jumping. George Orwell’s allegory Animal Farm and William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies, exemplifies societies who are controlled by authority figures during the war. Jack, a narcissist dictator takes over Ralph’s democratic power over the society and …show more content…
Napoleon uses that strategy because animals are scared and their ignorance makes them believe that if they work harder and do what Napoleon says, they will have a better chance of surviving. Jack’s tribe also does everything he says because they are scared to physically get hurt or killed. Therefore both leaders benefit from this physical fear that both societies experience.

Both leaders use supernatural things and outside influences to establish fear over their society. Jack uses constantly the beast to his own advantage. He often makes allusion of it to scare his tribe, as it is shown when he says “the beast might try to come in” (Golding 177) to his guards. This shows that he is definitely afraid of the beast even though he tries to reassure his tribe to not be afraid, which perfectly links with his previous words of “this head is for the beast. It’s a gift” (Golding 151) which clearly proves his fear of the beast, while at the same time using that as a way to persuade his tribe that they are safe with him as long as they do what he says. Napoleon uses lies about outside enemies to his own advantage. Napoleon claims that Snowball is a traitor and “was secretly frequenting the farm by night” (Orwell 52) causing panic in the animals. Therefore “whenever anything
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