Lord of the Flies and 1984
According to the political spectrum whether the nation is under a fascist government or an anarchist federal government it will end in slavery or chaos; this is represented in William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies.A group of young boys remain in an aircraft crash and become stranded on an island without no grownups or no products, at the start of the novel they still get their civilization however have no genuine federal government or somebody in charge.Until the young boys have a small election and one young boy, Ralph, it elected or preferred by the remainder of the boys.He is now in control and runs a somewhat democratic group as he asks the young boys before making a final decision, another kid Jack Merridew is jealous of the attention that Ralph is getting while being in control. In the end Jack takes control and runs a dictatorship among the boys, he makes all the choices without informing any of the boys, except those who are more detailed to him in the people. A similar controlling federal government occurs in the unique 1984 by George Orwell, other than this government is a totalitarianism communist style.Throughout the unique the characters are revealed to have no privacy as the federal government celebration has control over everything with the lots of telescreens situated throughout the area.The lead character of the unique, Winston fights with the extremely control of the Huge Bro and their strong beliefs towards whatever. Crimes consist of; any expression of uniqueness, sex and free thought or thoughtcrime.Winston dedicates this criminal offense when he buys a diary to write his criminal ideas in. O’Brien is discussed several times by Winston who thinks he is apart of the rebels versus the part, the brotherhood. Winston satisfies a more youthful woman called Julia who likewise has a hatred for the celebration, they begin to have an affair till they are welcomed to meet O’Brien and everything modifications as they try to sign up with the Brotherhood.Both Lord of the Flies and 1984 demonstrate that the government or leader who has power can control the lives of the general public and eliminate their right to freedom of thoughts or beliefs. This will be shown by analysis of the following points, Jack and O’Brien manipulation, the breaking of the conch and the glass paperweight and the God Figures in both novels.
Not long after the young boys have been on the island power has fallen under the wrong hands as Jack takes control of the kids in Lord of the Flies. This occurs after a short argument between the kids after Jack calls Ralph a coward declaring he should be voted out of office, but the rest of kids do not desire that to take place so Jack runs down the beach with the rest of the hunters stating himself as the leader of the brand-new tribe.This brand-new tribe according to Jack is much better when he attempts to get a few of the other young boys to sign up with by stating “Me and my tribe we’re living along the beach by a flat rock.We hunt and banquet and have a good time? (Golding 154). This is the starting steps to Jack being in charge and taking total control of the kids beliefs and better nature; turning them all into savages. While in 1984, O’Brien does the exact same thing that Jack does to the kids; he tricks them into thinking his side, the “Brotherhood?, is much better than the opposite, the celebration.”Winston and Julia both put a lot of trust into O’Brien when he begins informing them about all the rules and conditions of signing up with the brotherhood, and especially when he says he has the power to turn the telescreen off “You can turn it off!” he stated. “Yes,” said O’Brien, “We can turn it off. We have that benefit” (Orwell 169). O’Brien being able to turn off the telescreen makes it seem more genuine that there is a brotherhood, making trust from Winston and Julia.O’Brien did trick Winston and Julia making the most of their hate for the celebration, and in the end he tortured Winston to the point of him accepting a lot of various things, one being, “However it was all right, everything was all right, the battle was completed. He had won the triumph over himself.He loved Huge Brother? (Orwell 297). This information reveals that O’Brien made the Brotherhood appear as genuine as possible just to trick Winston and Julia into getting captured by the party.Jack had done something very comparable as he talked up his tribe making it seem better than Ralph’s so he might use the boys to his advantage.Jack and O’Brien both control their followers by assuring something their fans desire and after that they get rid of complimentary idea in their society.
Throughout the very first half of Lord of the Flies the young boys do try to maintain order during the shock of being stranded on an island in the middle of the ocean.Ralph and Piggy had found a conch on the beach not long after the crash and Piggy recommended that Ralph blow into it as a trumpet, “We can use this to call the others. Have a meeting. They’ll come when they hear us “” (Golding 12). This reveals that the young boys even from early on begun utilizing the Conch as an intentional convenience or reminder of civilization or the past.Near the end of the novel the conch is ruined, “the conch exploded into a thousand white fragments and disappeared? (Golding 200). With the conch now ruined it signifies the kids no longer have a consistent civilization and lost all touch with their past as they mainly savage now.A really comparable occurrence occurs in 1984, Winston purchases a Glass Paperweight in the antique shop which is prohibited, he is setting himself up for a devastating end.Winston understands extremely little about his past and is fascinated by it, whenever he takes a look at the paperweight he seems to start in deep believed about the past.Just as the conch does, the paperweight is broken near completion of book, it is broken after Julia and Winston have been caught by the Thought Police and Telescreen, “There was another crash. Somebody had picked up the glass paperweight from the table and smashed it to pieces on the hearthstone? (Orwell 223). By the glass paperweight being broken it demonstrates that Winston’s imagination of the past is broken and how there is no longer liberty, his future is over. Both of these events in the books happen after the primary antagonist has fooled the others into following them; so when the conch breaks it is shattering Ralph and Piggy’s beliefs of a typical civilization on the island and when the paperweight breaks it shatters Winston’s beliefs of the past.
Lastly, in both of the books there is a?God Figure’ who is a high controlling power that the characters either worry or hate, which the characters are not even sure are real.The?God figure’ in Lord of the Flies is the Beast, which was developed from the kids’ imagination.Early in the book after a parachuter falls from the sky after an air fight Jack, Ralph and Simon go searching for this “Beast? that the littluns’ have actually seen, the reader understands the Beast is not real but the kids do not.With that being mentioned, Jack is to blame for the factor the boys become so scared of the Beast, he is continuously making hostile guarantees to eliminate the beast when it is very first mentioned.Until he gets some followers in his own tribe, then he offers a gift to the monster, “In the silence, and standing over dry blood, they looked all of a sudden furtive.Jack spoke loudly. “This head is for the beast. It’s a present? (Golding 151). By Jack giving the Monster a gift it makes the more youthful boys think that the Monster is genuine since among their leaders has revealed some acceptance of the Monster being real.In 1984 the God figure would be Huge Sibling, the party leader.Big Brother is imagined throughout London with the words “Huge Brother is seeing you? composed underneath.It is never ever particularly pointed out if Big Sibling is a real person or not, he could just be a symbol that the party utilizes to bring peace of minds to people but likewise as a threat.Winston declares early on in the novel that, “In the end the Celebration would reveal that 2 and two made five, and you would have to think it.? (Orwell 80). This would be the very same concept with Big Sibling, if the Party reveals that Huge Brother is genuine, the residents would need to believe it. It shows how easily the celebration and members of the celebration can control the human mind.Near completion of the novel, when Winston is being tortured he asks O’Brien a question if Huge Sibling is genuine and O’Brien replies with, “Naturally he exists. The Celebration exists. Huge Bro is the embodiment of the Celebration.? “Does he exist like you or me?? “You do not exist.? As soon as once again the sense of vulnerability assaulted him”f? (Orwell 259). This shows that O’Brien doesn’t provide Winston a straight answer; he simply says Big Bro is the personification of the Party and while Winston asks if he is the very same as them, O’Brien turns it back on Winston stating he is not genuine, making Winston feel bad. Both O’Brien belonging of the Party and Jack being the leader of a people, have high statuses; they are the factor that the others feel the requirement to fear, dislike or appreciate this?God Figure’ that is above everybody else.In other words they made the others think in this figure by adjustment.
The books Lord of the Flies and 1984 demonstrate that the federal government or leader who has power can manipulate the lives of the general public and take away their right to liberty of thoughts or beliefs. This has been proven with evidence of the following; Jack and O’Brien control, the breaking of the conch and the glass paperweight and the God Figures in both novels. In the end it shows that without flexibility of thought or beliefs the human mind is absolutely nothing, as Simon and Piggy had been eliminated, Jack then ordered the rest of the boys to hunt and kill Ralph in Lord of the Flies up until they were rescued by the marine. While in 1984 Winston was tortured and assumed to be killed together with anyone else who was pointed out to have actually been vaporized by the Celebration and the rest of the population continues to live without being interrupted by the lost of these characters. Therefore, by being controlled, these characters were simply the federal government or leaders slaves in between chaos.