Jack Merridew Lord Of The Flies Literary Analysis

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In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, a group of boys are stranded on an island by themselves with no signs of any adults after their plane is crashed during an ongoing war. William Golding uses one of his character Jack to display social allegory novel as he stands for abstract ideas such as hunger for power. Adolf Hitler was a dictator in history that also stood out for similar abstract ideas such as hunger for power. Lord of the Flies by William Golding, BBC News, and the interview article by Kerschaw highlight how their savagery takes over their civilized side; the novel and the two articles do this through personal qualities, dictatorship, and revenge. Jack Merridew and Adolf Hitler both share similar personal qualities which they both used in order to gain power. Adolf Hitler used his personal qualities to make a connection with the citizens of Germany which eventually gave him the power to control the government. People in Germany were …show more content…
Adolf Hitler “had a deep-seated, lasting sense of revenge- something you don’t come across in history too often.” (Kerschaw). Hitler was often known to exploit the weakness of his opposition and he was never shy from getting revenge on those he did not like. Jack Merridew also displayed his lasting sense of revenge in the Lord of the Flies. Jack lost the vote to become the chief of the tribe to Ralph, and since then, he always thought that he could be a way better leader than him. Jack would tell the rest of the boys how “Ralph is like Piggy. He says things like Piggy. He isn't a proper chief.” (Golding 50). As savagery slowly took over civilization, Jack began to do things that is hard to imagine for a 12-year old. Jack decides that he will revenge Ralph by attacking him, “made a rush and stabbed at Ralph’s chest with his spear” (Golding 177). Jack’s decision to attack Ralph along with his own tribe leads to the death of the innocent