"Lord of the Flies" by William Golding: Literary Analysis on how Power Tends to Corrupt
An English historian, Lord John Acton once said, "Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely." Throughout history this has been true in many cases. For example Adolf Hitler who abused his power and killed many Jews. In William Golding's Lord of the Flies, he shows us through Jack, other characters and symbolism how wanting power can cause the sinful downfall of even a few twelve year old boys. When left on the island the boys are becoming more and more savage and wanting more and more power.
At the beginning of the novel, Jack and Ralph have a election to vote for chief.…
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