Peter and the Starcatchers

by Erin Outen

Essential Question 1.

Starstuff gave ordinary people the ability to “… appear to be gods; they inspired fear; they were worshipped; they were obeyed absolutely.” How does this kind of power corrupt people? What are examples of people throughout history who abused their power? Why do you think humans are able to succumb to this kind of corruption?

Although this power seems amazing, it can corrupt people. People take this power for granted. Or worse, they use it to control people. They force people to obey them against their will. Hitler was one of these people. People do this because they get carried away with what they are doing. The don't think about what they're doing or the pain they're causing others. They only think about themselves.