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How do Lord of the Flies and Apocalypse Now present contrasting ideas about power? It...

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chocolatekirb... | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted September 16, 2013 at 8:35 AM via web

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How do Lord of the Flies and Apocalypse Now present contrasting ideas about power?

It can include different types of power, like:

- the power of authority

- the power of mob mentality

- the power of reason

- the power of savagery

- etc.

I just need one idea. I already have an idea but it's a bit weak. I would love some suggestions!

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amysor | Student , Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted October 24, 2013 at 2:42 AM (Answer #1)

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You would have to use a theme, that is clearly evident in both. You will need good examples, such as for reason, in the Lord of the Flies, piggy had the wise sight of things always saw the reason in everything. Also, Jack shows reason when they are talking about the beast and he claims it cannot exist because it is impossible for a huge beast to be in the middle of a small island, they are only found in big contients. Also, I included a guide to help you write compare and contrast essays and ideas to help compare characters, which can help you when comparing the two books.

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