What Is The Abuse Of Power In Lord Of The Flies

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Blandon, Cris 09/28/2015 The use and abuse of power in Lord of the flies The film Lord of the flies is based on the novel written by William Golding. To briefly summarize, the film is about a group of military school boys who are stranded on an island after a plane crash. Among the boys, two groups are formed. Ralph and Jack are the oldest boys on the island and being the oldest they run their own group/tribe. Ralph leads a democratic system while Jack is the leader of an autocratic system. As time flies, Ralph’s tribe comes crashing down. Boys from his tribe are joining Jack’s tribe. Jack who wants control and power beings to manipulate and brainwash his tribe to go against Ralph. With only two people left on the democratic side, one boy gets killed, leaving Ralph alone. Shortly after, Ralph is being hunted down by Jack and his tribe but only to realize that they were being found by the american marines to be rescued. This film teaches people how anyone can use and abuse power when it’s given to them.…show more content…
Throughout the film he is always in conflict with Jack, who wants to be chief himself. Ralph’s style of leadership is democratic. Ralph makes sure that everyone has a vote, voice, and right. During the film Ralph uses a few methods on the island. He uses a conch; the conch is used to gather everyone to meetings and to give everyone a fair chance to talk; to convey their ideas. Ralph actively follows his own principles and prospects. His desires are what’s best for the boys and for himself. However, with the power and authority that has been given to Ralph, Jack envies him and wants what Ralph has. He wants power, authority, and

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