Macbeth & Lord of the flies by Millie and Harriet

Macbeth & Lord of the flies.
Power in The Lord of the flies.
William Golding most certainly knew how to partay a
power struggle in the lives of British school boys when
trapped on a desert island. In the very beginning of
the book, this duel was introduced between the two
main characters, Jack and Ralph. However, despite
the fact that the boys have different motives, these two
essentially and dramatically different boys can turn a
rivalry somewhat akin to that of siblings into a war
worthy of the Spartans.
Power in Macbeth
Macbeth, after hearing the prophecies from the witches,
begins to think of the power that he would have if he were
to become king.
In the play, Macbeth, by William Shakespeare many
characters are obsessed with the thought of gaining power.
However, none more so than the lead character, Macbeth.
Throughout the entire play, Macbeth's actions are controlled
by either his quest to gain more power or the power that his
wife, Lady Macbeth, holds over him.
Similarities and differences.
In Macbeth and Lord of the flies the author shows that if everybody revealed their true
natures, the world would tear itself apart.
Besides the murders of Simon and Piggy, evil is also demonstrated through the scenes
when the pig is killed, Piggy's glasses are stolen, and the conch shell is smashed. In
Macbeth, man's sinful nature is seen quite early in the story when Lady Macbeth urges
her husband to kill the king after he is told a prophecy that he will become king.
In both books the problem of sin is never controlled. Although Macbeth never changed,
it is likely that when the boys went back to civilisation they became ‘normal’ again.
Both Macbeth and Lord of the Flies speak about the problem of man's sinful nature.
Though they seem like innocent stories at first, the reader gradually realizes that the
authors are, in fact, speaking about the entire human population. Both authors are
making a single point: All humans have a sinful nature, and if it were given free rein,
mankind would destroy itself.
The relationship between Jack and Simon
This links to the savage that Jack becomes.
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