Compare And Contrast Jack And Jack In Lord Of The Flies

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Have you ever thought of having some type of power, whether it is being the CEO of a facility, or being ruler of a country? Have you ever thought of how you would act if you were in a position like that? Well, here are two characters from 2 different stories who would act similar to each other. Jack (from the story, Lord of the Flies) and Cassius (from the story Julius Caesar) act very similar to each other. They both want power. But there are also differences. Cassius is awful greedy to get power, and Jack is more of a persuasive speaker. These 2 circumstances lead them to get their power at the end, though Cassius will kill himself. Power is decided by the person who has it or wants it. It depends on how they want things to be run. Here is …show more content…
In the beginning of the book, he is a little shy, but as time goes on, he gets more eager and will gain full power over Ralph, another character from the book. Here are a few quotes and explanations to show you how exactly he gained his power: On page 23, Ralph states, “The choir belongs to you of course.” Basically, Ralph is saying that since he already had control over the choir in the first place, it would be best that Jack would still have that control. Jack would, therefore, use this control to hunt for food, while helping keep the fire lit on top of the mountain. Now, later, on page 51, Ralph states, “Meetings. Don’t we love meetings? Every day. Twice a day. We Talk. I bet if I blew the conch this minute, they’d come running. Then we’d be, you know, very solemn, and someone would say we ought to build a jet, or a submarine, or a TV set. When the meeting was over they’d work for five minutes, then wander off or go hunting.” Basically, Ralph is saying that nobody is paying attention, or making any logical sense on what needs to be done. It’s like he has very little control. And because Jack is there, they all are more interested in going hunting instead of doing what needs to be done. It’s almost like Jack picks up some form of control right from the start because of the way he speaks. Even later in the story, on page 69, Ralph states, “You let the fire go out.” Basically, …show more content…
In the book Julius Caesar, Cassius is awful greedy from the start, and will do whatever it takes to get some power. He has somewhat of a persuasive speaking attitude, but he also lies to get his way. So, on page 7, Cassius explains to Brutus, “But ere we could arrive the point proposed, Caesar cried, ‘Help me, or I sink’”. Cassius is explaining to Brutus that Caesar is not better than them. He explains the one story of him and Caesar when they swam across a raging river. Caesar almost drowned, so he explains to Brutus that he’s a coward for doing that. Then, to make sure that Brutus sways his decision in favor of him, Cassius explains on page 12, “I will this night, In several hands, in at his windows throw, As if they came from several citizens, Writings, all tending to the great opinion That Rome holds of his name, wherein obscurely Caesar’s ambition shall be glanced at”. Cassius’ point is that he wants to write letters in different handwriting, and throw it through Brutus’ window. The letters will be persuasive, telling Brutus that he should deserve to be king of Rome, and that the citizens of Rome do not like Caesar and they should convince him ti kill Caesar. The reason he’s doing this is for one ultimate goal: Gain power. The book continues on and Cassius forms a group known as the conspirators, and they will be the group of people that murder Caesar with a knife. After that, they wash their hands in his blood, and go out into the public. The

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