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If someone is given too much power will that power go to their headIn William Golding novel Lord of the Flies this question isanswered John Locke stated The state of nature has a law of nature to govern it which obliquesevery one and reason which is law teaches all mankind who will butconsult it that being all equal and independent no one ought to harmanother in his life health liberty or possessionAs we aresharing all in one community of nature there cannot be supposed anysuch subordination among us that may authorize us to destroy oneanotherso by the like reason when his own preservation comes notcompetition he ought as much as he can to preserve the rest ofmankind Locke II6However this is not the case In the novel Lord of the Flies a groupof boys crash on an island without any adults or anyone on the islandAt first no adults were a blessing but soon enough reality hit themRalph and Piggy were the first boys to awake on the island they found aconch shell and used that as a way to signal anyone else on the islandto come to them Soon enough other boys emerge from the trees To decideon a leader the boys take a vote and vote Ralph Ralph then anointsJack one of the older boys to be in charge of hunting for food Allthe boys agree on keeping a fire lit so anyone passing the island willsee it and come save them One night Eric and Sam the twin boys thinksthey hears and see a monster The next day the boys set out to find themonster Jack then declares he is the leader and creates his own tribeSimon one of the boys then sees what he believes is the Lord of theFlies and goes to tell the other but gets killed by misidentificationPiggy and Ralph then goes up to Jacks tribe to settle things and Piggyends up dead Ralph hides and eventually wakes
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