January 16, 2012
Different Types of Power
Power, everyone craves, but is it not easy to hold on to once it is obtained. In this essay, different forms of power will be addressed through Lloyd Jones’s novel “Mister Pip”. Mister Pip is about a young girl named Matilda and how a book, called “Great Expectation”, helped her, and changed her life forever. This novel, “Mister Pip,” shows different kinds of power and what words can do that actions sometimes fail at, and that words can bring someone power and freedom, and also gives the responsibility of safe keeping to those that are using it. In the novel “Mister Pip”, Lloyd Jones has many different examples of power also ways of showing how power is abused for ones benefit, and different ways that power can be used. Through setting one of which is the islands isolation for the outside world. The plot of Mister Pip has many ways of showing strength in a person, and in a person’s choices. Last and finally with characters it shows what powers characters have over one another, and how that power is used to control and is abused. With regarding to setting there are three ways that power is abused and used. To begin there is different forms of isolation on the island; they are first being surrounded by trees and a body of water, “At two-thirty in the afternoon the parrots sat in the shade of the trees surrounding” (Jones 2)
“We were surrounded by sea,” (Jones 2)
And this allowed people to be less capable of escaping which made it easier to use force as power because there was no escaping. However there was also that fact that there is an amount of males lacking in the village, and because they are a sign of ‘protection’, this made the females feel more prone to getting hurt even though getting by is not hard for them.
“He asked why there were no young men in the village. There
Were girls, so why not young men?” (Jones 96)
This quote makes the females seem weak and...