Lord of the Flies features a group of former choir boys more commonly know as the hunters and this group of boys have much in common and shared many tactics with Hitler’s Gestapo police force. The Hunters in The Lord of the Flies used violence as a way to intimidate younger boys into thinking that they should be afraid of themselves and Jack. “Roger let the way straight through the castles, kicking them over, burying the flowers, scattering the chosen stones.” (Golding 62). Roger is a member of the Hunters and can be compared to a member of the Gestapo, he is using his strength and age as a way to use violence to assert power of the littluns. Roger intimidated the littlun...
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... of their crusades, they both gained political support by promoting fear. A final comparison can be seen regarding dehumanization that is present in both situations.
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