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Lord Of The Flies (power)

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Essay Lord of the Flies 

Can the power dominate us?

When people think of the word Power automatically we think of someone in control of something. Everyone knows this word and it is a thing everyone desires. In the "Lord of the Flies" there is a power struggle between Ralph, Jack, and even Piggy that effects the whole novel. These struggles are the major events in the book: Ralph being elected chief, Jack dictating the hunters, the fire on the island and Jack running off. the cause of these things and power can get you somewhere or it can get you nowhere.

Does a shell has power over us?

At the beginning , Ralph has the majority of the power. When Ralph blows the conch and everyone comes he is elected chief. The reason the other boys had chosen him was because of the conch.

The conch is the item of power in the novel and Ralph was the one how had it. The conch represents civilization. "I'll give the conch to the next person to speak. He can hold it when he's speaking” Ralph said this comment while he was holding the conch and trying to do his best to create order. Ralph knows that they are alone, that there were no grownups on the island so he told the boys that whoever wants to speak, that is whom he will give the conch he said this for the boys to realize that they need to keep control and order.

Right after Ralph said this , Jack follows with, “We'll have rules!"... "Lots of rules!" This comment excites Jack so much that Jack follows by requesting the formation of rules. This shows that at one point, the conch affected even Jack and gave him the urge for civilization.

Does giving power, a good idea?

When Ralph was elected chief Jack wasn't too happy. Jack had wanted to be chief because he thought he was better.  Jack wanted something just to show that he still had some type of power since Ralph is the better of the two, he gave Jack the power of the hunters. This is just enough to hold Jack over but he'll soon want more.

Piggy isn't the poster child for power but he has the brains for it. When Ralph was elected chief Piggy wasn't too pleased about it. Also Piggy´s glasses represent knowledge and wisdom, these are very useful to start the fire so they could get rescued.

The beast starts as a product of the imagination of the boys, of course frightened by things they see at night, they start to give shape and form in their minds to something they haven’t even seen and their thoughts were that they can kill and hunt that "something".

The next evolution of the myth of the beast is the dead man's parachute. It is no coincidence that children can see in the dark through an


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