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Fear as a Means of Control in "Lord of the Flies"

Summary: In human history, dictators use fear--fear of the dicatator himself and protecting the citizens from fear--to gain control. Likewise, the character of Jack in William Golding's "Lord of the Flies" uses fear to turn the rest of the boys into one entity he can influence and control.
Dictators of fascist societies need to possess certain qualities to be able to learn to use the fear of his people. First, he presents himself as a protector from the fears of his people, promising to hold a solution for any problems they may have. He prosecutes those who object to him, often with violent means of actions that suppresses anyone who opposes him. Lastly, he succeeds as a leader by unifying his people under the same mindset as himself, while turning their fears into a common enemy to hate. In Lord of the Flies, William Golding illustrates the use of fear by leaders to control the masses in the character Jack, who took on all the behavioural aspects of a fascist dictator.

Jack presented himself to the boys as a leader who just cared for the good of...

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