Authority and Power in Golding’s „Lord of the Flies“ - download pdf or read online

By Daniel Greiner

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2010 im Fachbereich Englisch - Literaturgeschichte, Epochen, word: 1,0, Bayerische Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (Neuphilologisches Institut), Veranstaltung: barren region Island tales, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: William Golding illustrates in his novel Lord of the Flies a really undesirable photo of human mankind. by utilizing little ones, the it sounds as if such a lot blameless people, because the characters of his ebook, he permits the reader to have a profound view within the human soul and elucidates, at the same time, crucial difficulties of the society. this kind of difficulties is the everlasting struggle among assorted political imaginations and the linked performing of leaders or professionals that's, as historical past has proven, now not regularly rational. to the contrary, the second one global warfare, within which Golding was once concerned as a marine officer, had proven how irrational and vicious gurus may be able to act. yet no matter if professionals act irrational, merciless and sadistic, there are regularly those who keep on with them, however, obediently. This syndrome, known as Authoritarian personality which describes this habit, was once defined and analyzed by means of philosophers and sociologists of the Frankfurter Schule like Erich Fromm, Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer. They prolonged the theories of Sigmund Freud, and desired to discover why definite individuals are liable to totalitarian professionals and platforms because the boys in Lord of the Flies. Sociologists like Heinrich Popitz additionally analyzed the options which the authoritarian agitators follow so one can topic folks with a view to order them in mass enterprises; suggestions which made the folk in Germany tolerating a fascistic ideology throughout the international warfare. In recognize thereof, Golding’s Novel indicates a really unfavorable photo of the society and he makes use of the uninhabited island for the men as one of those laboratory to demonstrate the advance of the human society in one of those microcosm as the incident at the island are an allusion of the prestige of the society during this time. This seminar paper will take care of the differing kinds of gurus in Lord of the Flies, with tools mainly Jack makes use of for you to topic the opposite boys on the way to turn into a totalitarian chief, and with mental techniques and preconditions which are useful for constructing an authoritarian syndrome. relatively in regards to Roger who embodies the correct of an authoritarian character and a sadist.

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