Power In Lord Of The Flies Research Paper

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The theme of Dictatorship and the abuse of power are shown broadly throughout my 3 chosen texts that I have studied. The 3 texts that I have studied include; ‘KONY 2012’ by Jason Russell’ ‘Lord of the Flies’ written by William Golding, the text ‘the book thief’ written by Markus Zusak, and also the ‘psychology of evil’ by Philip Zimbardo. Each of these resources demonstrate how different formations of a dictator and also the outcome pertaining to the different situations that may occur which can impact greatly on society. Each resource that I have chosen investigates 3 different aspects of a dictator and the abuse of power; the steps a dictator takes on his path to power, what this text teaches me about how power is maintained and also what this…show more content…
This also leads onto the other step that is taken by a dictator to gain power is lies. This is a constant step that keeps followers oblivious to what is truly happening. A prime example of Jack blatantly lying is when he is speaking to the boys, “I agree with Ralph” said Jack “We’ve got to have rules and obey them. After all we’re not savages. We’re English, and English are the best at everything. So we’ve got to do the right thing.” Jack is pretending to be obedient and follow the rules. He shows responsibility and acts the way a leader should and intern he quickly takes the title of leader away from Ralph. His use of lies keep the people oblivious to his true intentions is a common step that is taken by dictators to gain power and the title of leader. This can be related to Joseph Kony, as when Joseph Kony started out on his journey to power he used many peace talks to advocate what he was doing as being right, using the examples of freedom and peace. His dictatorship role is purely to keep him in power, as 3rd world countries like Uganda have no true leader. Kony takes the same approach to dictatorship as Jack as he is constantly lying and using the excuse of his actions as being an innocent

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