Hitler's Rise To Power In Lord Of The Flies

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The actions and comments of Jack throughout the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding are very closely related to those of Adolf Hitler during his rise and reign of World War Two. This rash and tyrant like behavior that Hitler is so well known for, is easily distinguished in Jack as well, specifically Jack and Hitler’s rise to power. Furthermore, after gaining power, the reign of Hitler and Jack and how they decide to use this power. The rise of Adolf Hitler to power during world war two closely resembles Jack’s rise to power in the novel Lord of the Flies, specifically the means used to gain their followers and what they're willing to do to gain the power. Hitler used persuasive means during a rough period in Germany, to manipulate people into thinking he would make it better.…show more content…
He’s threatening the average person’s desire to create a good life for their children and future children's children. Using this emotional toll on many people, they pursue Hitler’s following in search of a better life for their children, one of the most important things in many people's lives. Similarly, Jack threatened the future of many people on the Island by telling them what could happen if they didn’t follow him. Jack used a very real fear for most of the boys on the island, the beast. Hitler also seemingly had no empathy for any of the jews who had a terrible fate ahead of them. Similarly, Jack was willing to kill his own “tribe” on the island, even though it may compromise his future survival. Jack and his tribe went as far to kill Simon, because they believed the beast lived inside him. “With the brutal, animalistic murder of Simon, the last vestige of civilized order on the island is stripped away, and brutality and chaos take over. By this point, the boys in Jack’s camp are all but inhuman savages, and Ralph’s few remaining

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