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Democracy In Lord Of The Flies

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In the novel the Lord Of The Flies written by William Golding the role of government changes throughout the book because Democracy is a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections (Merriam Webster.com). In the Lord Of The Flies democracy occurred in the beginning of the book when Ralph was elected as chief because they all voted for him to become chief (Golding, 19) that's how Golding represents the act of democracy. Ralph as a character represents democracy because firstly he tries to give everyone a voice and opinion when he used the conch as an act of civilization as well. Ralph also tries to…show more content…
Jack represents dictatorship which is a form of government in which absolute power is concentrated in a dictator or a small clique (Merriam Webster.com). Dictators usually just boss people around and behave as if they are powerful than everyone else and belittle everyone around them.(Enotes, 2016) Dictators are also very selfish and an example of Jack being selfish was when he says to the boys that “I ought to be chief,’ with simple arrogance, ‘because i’m chapter chorister and head boy” (Golding 18). So here he tries to demand that he should be chief because he has the advantage of being chorister and head boy. Jack also doesnt care about others just which relates to a dictator because he hurts Piggy both verbally and physically when he calls him fat “Shut up, Fatty,’(Golding 17), and physically when he snatched his glasses off his face “Jack pointed suddenly. “His specs–use them as burning glasses!” Piggy was surrounded before he could back away. “Here–let me go!” His voice rose to a shriek of terror as Jack snatched the glasses off his face” (Golding 38). He also shows a violent side when he suggests that they use a littlun to reenact the pig hunt (Golding 126). Jack threatens Samneric to join his tribe and obey him because they were afraid of the consequences (Golding 202). (Enotes,2016). Regardless of Jack's character trait and the evil he portrays he fulfilled promises unlike Ralph because he said that he would provide food (meat) from the beginning and he did keep that promise unlike Ralph so that is the one of the reasons that lead to anarchy. But was the location also not fit for
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