Hobbes Lord Of The Flies Analysis

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After being stranded on an island with no sign of rescue or grownups, the schoolboys need some form of government or leader to rule them all. The first day they discover they are not alone, the boys elect Ralph, one of the older boys, to lead them. He believes they need authority, in place of the grownups. Otherwise, chaos will break out, as it does later on. Golding’s Lord of the Flies serves as a perfect illustration of Hobbes’s philosophy on the brutish, selfish nature of man and, therefore, the need for a strong government. The boys on the island much prefer hunting with Ralph’s rival, Jack, than following his instructions to keep a rescue fire burning on the mountain. Ralph constantly tries to convince them that building shelters and
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