Power on the island

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POWER AND LEADERSHIP ON THE ISLAND Mankind has an underlying desire to exist in a controlled environment. Man has an underlying desire to control his environment. In the Novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding; the main characters are a group of young boys torn between two leaders. On a democratic and caring boy the other is a self-absorbed, power-hungry, dictator. As the story unravels the choices become harder and eventually lead to a …

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…choices are the standards to which the good choices are compared. Perhaps the only way to make a good decision is to make a few bad ones and learn from the consequences. In any case, the more freedom people receive the tighter they are bound to the rules of society and the more chances they have to make the wrong choices. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography** Golding, William. Lord of the flies. New York, The Berkely Publishing Group, 1954.