The Lord Of The Flies By William Golding

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Jack’s Journey To Supremacy “ One death is a tragedy; one million is a statistic.” - Josef Stalin. When looked back at history, dictatorship has always been a cause of death and destruction. Power is not achieved individually and hence requires support of the society.Unfortunately, this can also be harmful and dangerous for the society. Lord of the Flies by William Golding is an allegory of the most ruthless dictator in history, Adolf Hitler’s rise to power. Golding, an english novelist, playwright, and poet, fought in the Royal Navy during WWII. Golding’s Lord of the Flies novel is not just about the boys on the island, but also the evil inherent in humans when all rules and laws are taken away. The horrors committed by Hitler is still…show more content…
Golding focuses Lord of the Flies on two important aspects of human nature, intelligence and destruction. A society only functions when intelligence limits destruction. According to Golding, fear disrupts this balance. He uses characters like Jake, who represent the dark side of humanity and Simon, who represents a godly figure and is compelled to witness the declivity of humanity. Furthermore, when the idea of fear is brought up by the littlun on the island, chaos immediately disrupts the silence at the meeting. At this stage of the meeting, Jack tries to persuade the boys that he would protect them by killing the beast. Jack urges that, “Ralph’s right of course. There isn’t a snake thing. But if there was a snake we’d hunt it and kill it. We’re going to hunt pigs to get meat for everybody. And we’ll look for the snake too ” (Golding, 36). Jack just discovered "the hunt" and is obsessed with it. Jack also introduces the idea of “killing” on the island. So if there is a beast on the island, he will hunt it. Jack at this point realizes that the only way he can now come to power is by killing the beast which would make the other boys on the island secure. Though Jack does not believe in the beast, he takes up the responsibility to kill the beast just to bring in confidence in the boys on the island. In fact, he also includes the boys in his hunt gaining their support. He expresses himself and
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