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By Daniel Greiner

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2010 im Fachbereich Englisch - Literaturgeschichte, Epochen, be aware: 1,0, Bayerische Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (Neuphilologisches Institut), Veranstaltung: wilderness Island tales, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: William Golding illustrates in his novel Lord of the Flies a truly undesirable photo of human mankind. by utilizing kids, the it appears so much blameless humans, because the characters of his booklet, he permits the reader to have a profound view within the human soul and elucidates, at the same time, crucial difficulties of the society. the sort of difficulties is the everlasting struggle among various political imaginations and the linked appearing of leaders or experts that's, as background has proven, now not continually rational. to the contrary, the second one global battle, during which Golding was once concerned as a marine officer, had proven how irrational and harsh gurus may be able to act. yet whether professionals act irrational, merciless and sadistic, there are regularly those who stick with them, however, obediently. This syndrome, referred to as Authoritarian personality which describes this habit, was once defined and analyzed via 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 everyone is prone to totalitarian gurus and structures because the boys in Lord of the Flies. Sociologists like Heinrich Popitz additionally analyzed the thoughts which the authoritarian agitators observe on the way to topic other folks with the intention to order them in mass corporations; suggestions which made the folk in Germany tolerating a fascistic ideology in the course of the global struggle. In admire thereof, Golding’s Novel indicates a really unfavorable photograph of the society and he makes use of the uninhabited island for the men as a type of laboratory to demonstrate the advance of the human society in a type of microcosm as the incident at the island are an allusion of the prestige of the society during this time. This seminar paper will care for the different sorts of specialists in Lord of the Flies, with equipment exceptionally Jack makes use of with the intention to topic the opposite boys which will develop into a totalitarian chief, and with mental approaches and preconditions which are beneficial for constructing an authoritarian syndrome. really in regards to Roger who embodies the correct of an authoritarian character and a sadist.

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