In the classic book the Lord of the Flies by William Golding Ralph, the protagonist, is portrayed as an idealist who should not have had the role of power. First of all when leaders, like Ralph, don’t give their people a voice it can have consequences that they weren’t expecting. Secondly there were significant obstacles that came with power that Ralph didn’t expect. Finally when reading the book Lord of the Flies, I learned exactly what not to do when put in a leadership role.
Abandoning the power is totally because of civilization. As we get to the end of the novel, humanity are losing among it people on the Island, “Samneric were savages like the rest; Piggy was dead, and the conch smashed to powder” (186). Jack overthrew everyone because of his power, they all became savage, their humanity left them, they now have the urge to kill, and they do not care if people die. As Piggy died, the power of the conch also goes with him. His death doesn’t affect them. They just care whom to kill. They now follow the order of their leader, thinking the conch as the past memory that helps them to create their personality. As the conch dies power, the replacement corrupted the power. Jack’s creates his own rules and regulations.
Philosophers have struggled with determining the proper role of government. In the absence of government and laws, people could do whatever they wanted, and some of them would try to slaughter others and steal their property. This is the state called anarchy. People have realized that the safety of the people and the country would be in jeopardy in such a state. Thus, it is necessary for a country to have a government and/or ruler. However, a ruler must not have absolute power nor lack authority. But the protection of the people and the country alone is not enough for a country to prosper. The property and the natural rights of the people and the government must also be protected. Thus, the proper role of government is to protect the
Without government, society degenerates and people lose their capacity for moral behaviour. Survivors in Haiti say that if other countries had not provided aid and restored order, there would be much more violence and everyone would only serve themselves. In the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding, the author uses the events on the island to demonstrate that people require government to restrain their impulses. The creation of a democratic government with Ralph as chief allows the inhabitants of the island to make decisions together and take everyone’s viewpoint into consideration. Soon, however, the democracy begins to be disregarded. When Jack creates a dictatorship, he fails to restrain the impulsive behaviour of the boys, which
Since a government is a restrictive system and humans are human, it is only natural that such a system is seen as resentful; however, in order for humanity to thrive, government is essential. In this excerpt from Common Sense, “On the Origin and Design of Government in General,” Thomas Paine, the author, explains why government is a “necessary evil.”
Francis B. Sayre once stated, “Unless man has the wit and the grit to build his civilization on something better than material power, it is surely idle to talk of plans for a stable peace.” People control society because people set the rules and inform others what is right and what is wrong in which the rest follow through their actions. On the other hand, one may believe society controls the people because they view society as the one who is in charge and supposes that society advises people what to do and how to do it. People assemble the choices of what is justifiable in society, therefore controlling how society is perceived., In Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies, a society is controlled by a select few: allowing the boys to develop their own society through their rules and decisions, and entitling their society to transform into savagery
William Golding presents the idea that abusing power can have an effect on a society. The Lord of the Flies is a novel about a group of boys trying to survive on a deserted island following their plane crashing. No adults were aboard the plane aside from the pilot who was killed during the crash. The events of the book follows the boys and how their actions change after living without an authority figure for a long period of time. Golding’s message that the abuse of power leads to the deterioration of society is shown when the authority of the conch is ignored, Jack creates his own tribe, and when Jack’s tribe steals Piggy’s glasses.
“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.” Abraham Lincoln. Once you give a man power, it all goes downhill from there. In The Lord of the Flies by William Golding, there is one group of boys on an island. The boys elect one chief, Ralph, but another bigun thinks he’s a better chief. So the other boy, Jack, leaves and forms a new tribe with most of the boys. After a little bit of time, the groups begin to fight resulting in a couple of tragic deaths. Why would people follow a corrupt leader like Jack? They follow them because they feel like the new leader can help them better than the old one; they think that the leader or ruler can provide for them and it doesn’t matter who that leader is, they will follow them because there’s no one else to follow.
B.R. Ambedkar once stated “Unlike a drop of water, which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives. Man's life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self.” People control society because people set the rules and inform others what is right and wrong in which the rest follow through their actions. On the other hand, one may believe society controls the people because they view society as the one who is in charge and supposes that society advises people what to do and how to do it. People assemble the choices of what is justifiable in society, therefore controlling how society is perceived. In Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies, a society is controlled by a select few; allowing the characters to develop their own society through their rules and decisions, and entitling their society to transform into savagery.
“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.” Abraham Lincoln. Once you give a man power, it all goes downhill from there. In The Lord of the Flies by William Golding, there is one group of boys on an island. The boys elect one chief, Ralph, but another bigun thinks he’s a better chief. So the other boy, Jack, leaves and forms a new tribe with most of the boys. After a little bit of time, the groups start to fight resulting in a couple of deaths. Why would people follow a corrupt leader like Jack? They follow them because they feel like the new leader can help them better than the old one, they think that the leader can provide for them and it doesn’t matter who that leader is, they will follow them because there’s no one else to follow.
Over time there have been many leaders of countries, groups and societies that are believed to be the “best” or what someone could only dream of. However what if a perfect leader doesn’t exist? In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies Ralph’s sense of leadership declines throughout the novel. So what if he doesn’t actually possess the skills the boys had hoped he for.
Because they have been away from organized society for such a long time, the boys of the island have become Golding's view of mankind, vile, destructive beasts. Although Golding shows that the longer one is away from society the closer to his view one becomes, the institution of civilization does not escape his criticism. Golding shows through many examples that those who are "civilized" are just as prone to violence and war as those who are isolated. The first example presented in the novel occurs when the boys attempt to emulate the British democratic government. The boys prize the adults that run the government as the best decision makers. It is these "civilized" adults, however, who started the war which has forced the boys onto the island. Also, in their mimicking of adult society, one of the first things that the boys do is establish the choir as an army or a group of hunters. Another of the criticisms of orderly society comes when Ralph asks for a sign from the adult world. Ralph does receive his sign in the form of a dead parachute shot down in an air battle above the island. This can be interpreted as saying that the savagery existent in man is even shown in the so called "civilized" world through acts of war. Golding clearly sees war as an action of destruction caused by man because
In the beginning of the novel, all the boys on the island were all on the same page when it came to wanting to be rescued. At first, the boys were willing to work together to assure that they would be rescued. The boys decided that they needed to create rules to follow because ‘“after all, we're not savages. We're English, and the English are best at everything'" (Golding, 36). As time goes by, the boys start to lose hope of being saved. As a result, the boys slowly start to turn against Ralph and his attempt of order.
Any created society has rules to stay mobile. Within this informative selection of words you'll see examples of how a society was and how it should be based on the novel "Lord Of The Flies" and how they fell apart within the journey. The examples are their rules and the other is unstable relations of the inhabitants, these cause the hindsight score to be perfected on the backtracking of the lost sensibility. Now follow the tale of words that give the sight of how this society should've rolled on with.