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 remembered as one of the darkest sides of mankind. Golding manifested the entire basis of the Lord of the Flies based upon the behavior of both Hitler and the Nazis who set out to completely destroy the Jewish community. Through the influence of Jack in the Lord of the Flies, William Golding meticulously allegories the characteristics of the ruthless rulers of his time; specifically Jack’s characteristics are laid parallel to the behavior of Hitler during World War II. Jack wants to have the power to govern the island, and starts off by offering protection to the littluns and the bigguns on the island. Through the novel, Golding brings out the idea of destruction by human behavior. Though the other boys on the island do not see the beast,…
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