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Thesis William Goldings Lord of the Flies the littleuns leave Ralphs democratic government to establish a Hobbesian commonwealth under the guidance of Jack In society the need for government arises as human tendencies become evident Following Hobbesian principles when a human lives without governmental principles they are in a natural state In a natural state there are no laws to restrain mankind and destruction along with the incessant pursuit of power take hold of many individuals The boys on the island existed in this natural state and were promptly forced to establish a government In William Goldings Lord of the Flies the littleuns leave Ralphs democratic government to establish a Hobbesian commonwealth under the guidance of Jack A Hobbesian commonwealth consists of a multitude of people who together consent to a sovereign authority established by contract to have absolute power over them all for the primary purposes of providing peace and common defense Ralph is first put in a leadership position because of his possession of the conch Let him be chief with the trumpet thing 22 Jack himself is seen as a natural leader among the littluns and even biguns like Ralph because of his establishment as the top choirboy and his natural ruling presence Ralph picked out Jack easilyinevitably leading the procession 68 Since Ralph was quickly chosen in the beginning when the natural state had not quite set in for the littluns Ralph was democratically appointed when their original ideals were still not lost But even though Ralph had elements of democracy on his side when he came into power Jack was already eager to defy this democratic system Ralph Im chief I was chosen Jack Why should choosing make any difference 78 Jack serves to introduce these savage ideals as he integrates hunting as a well-respected and important position Jack also overstates the importance of meat as though death would ensue without it Jack Take them some
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