In the book, The Lord of the Flies, the boys’ are unable to establish a successful government that is led by an absolute monarch and incorporates a strong justice system. The novel illustrates a simple scenario that highlights the consequences of an ineffective government. With a society similar to the stranded boys, modern day governments are bound to fall into destruction and death if a sovereign leader and a fair and equal justice system aren’t
As part of human nature, we’re accustomed to following a set of rules to have an orderly and peaceful lifestyle. Usually, if those rules are disobeyed, destruction and disorder are bound to come our way. This act is prevalent in two stories, Beowulf and The Lord of the Flies, that were written centuries apart, but yet the concept of how ignoring rules can lead to the downfall of societies is common in both. Usually, a well-built society derives from a strong leader who has the characteristics of guiding people to do the right actions. Such an example would be Beowulf who is viewed as a God-like hero and is highly respected.
The Final Vote “Ralph I think that we should have a meeting” said Piggy. “We need to talk about what happened to Simon and we need to decide once and for all who is going to be chief.” [Ralph looks at Piggy with an expression of deep thought] “I agree, but I don’t know what to say.” “I do Ralph, I’ll do all the talking.”
In today 's society people are appointed to insure the well-being and safety of the citizens. In many other places there are people who overthrow others for power. Superiority is given to govern society in an organized fashion that support its people. Stranded on the island, the first thing the boys do is recreate society by implementing a hierarchy. Ralph being voted as chief and Jack being head of the hunting team causes clashes of power and authority, resulting in the falling of the group.
In the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding, Ralph and Jack compete to have the title of chief, this illustrates Golding's message that in society dictatorship can be more successful than democracy. Characters in this novel resemble people in WWII. Jack is a symbol of dictatorship and Ralph is a symbol of democracy. Though in the beginning of the novel Ralph had control, Jacks dictatorship caused him to take total control. Between the two boys Jack is the more successful leader.
In the world, power has played an important role throughout one’s life. From the monarchs to today’s government, it has always been present amongst them, so that they can take care and protect the people. However, one learns that this is not always the case. In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, a group of children stranded on an island decide to vote for a leader for order in the society. In this process, Golding argues that when one has power, it negatively affects relationships due to how one with power conducts oneself and how he treats others.
“When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.” (Disney, “Leadership Quotes”). The defining qualities and principles of a respectable leader vary in the eyes of people, and William Golding’s novel, “Lord of the Flies”, imaginatively exemplifies how such beliefs can bring about a struggle in power between those whose opinions oppose each other. In his novel, two boys named Ralph and Jack emerge as leaders, after the plane carrying their group of boys’ crashes onto a deserted island. Each of them possesses their own ideas about the most practical plan of action the group must undertake in order to lead everybody to safety, rescue and survival, and in carrying out these plans, Ralph demonstrates an admirable understanding of the boys’ needs, as exhibited in his democratic manner of election, ability to empathize with them, and general attention to the bigger picture of the situation in which they have been placed, unlike Jack who gains his authority through the fear of the boys and acts on impulse, rather than rationality.
Have you ever noticed the tension between Tom and Jerry that was unspoken on but acted on ? Lord of the Flies , written by William Golding was written during The Cold War when revival bobbing started children where moved to rural areas to protect future generations of citizens . Ralph was a character from Lord of the Flies , he was approximately 12 years old and was the chief of the group . Britain tried to avoid a war with Germany ; Hitler broke the treaty agreement and war was set in motion around 3.5 million people were relocated . Ralph believes in order , uses his aggression to manipulate piggy , and controls things around him with common sense without the input of anyone else .
In William Golding’s “Lord of the Flies,” setting is an interesting topic. The story takes place on a tropical island. The characters consist of many small boys and 3 main ones. The weather is clear and sunny, for the most part. Water is everywhere surrounding the island, and there are multiple streams and rivers running throughout the jungle.
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