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Nearly all men can stand adversity but if you want to test a mans character give him power said by Abraham Lincoln The statement above is clearly true Hitler is one example of proving this statement to be accurate He had complete power of the German people and he used it to harm others He tortured innocent people he could do that only because of all the power he had In both Lord of the Flies and A Dolls House Abraham Lincolns proclamation is proven to be true A Dolls House by Henrik Ibsen demonstrates Abraham Lincolns quote through two characters Torvald and Krogstad When Nora borrows money from Krogstad she is giving him the power He uses it against her by blackmailing her into trying to get his job back He is characterized as a ruthless insensitive person On the other hand there is Torvald who is a caring and loving husband and father When he find out what Nora has done and is put in power he is about to disown her he cares more about the physical aspects of life such as his reputation and money But Krogstad ends up giving the contract back to Torvald and he quickly begins to forgive Nora for everything she has done Seeing how Torvald acts when he looses power shows her a completely different side of him that she has never seen before she cant live with a stranger so she leaves him When in power both men were complete opposites then how they were shown at first Lord of the Flies by William Golding also exhibits this theme When the children have the power they try and act responsibly Ralph the leader makes rules and gives some of the children designated jobs to do Mid way through the book Jake wants power when he receives it though he uses it foolishly He separates from the three logical thinkers of the group and teaches everyone
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