The Power Of Power In Lord Of The Flies By J. D. Salinger

1021 Words5 Pages
There is a famous quote by David Brin which states: “It is said that power corrupts. But actually it’s more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.” This quote means that not everyone can be corrupted, but sometimes, people are too weak to handle the pressure. Additionally, power comes in many forms, but one way that really stands out is when it boils down to influence on other people. Furthermore, in real life and in novels, power often corrupts people and characters. In both the novels Lord of the Flies by William Golding and Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger, power has the ability to bring out the worst qualities in human nature in the antagonists, a concept that can be also be applied. Richard Nixon was the 37th president of the United States he was caught in the watergate scandal and tried to use his money for bad for example “Several burglars were arrested inside the office of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), located in the Watergate building in Washington, D.C. This was no ordinary robbery: The prowlers were connected to President Richard Nixon’s reelection campaign, and they had been caught while attempting to wiretap phones and steal secret documents.” (watergate scandal) Nixon had his campaign team try to steal those secret documents but they got caught. He never actually admitted to it. It is said that Nixon tried to cover up the scandal for instance, “It later came to light that

More about The Power Of Power In Lord Of The Flies By J. D. Salinger

Open Document