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Lord of the Flies the Nature of Governments Many governments currently exist in the world but none of them are absolutely perfect Natural governments are created to unite a group of people and to serve them respect dignity and safety No government is perfect simply because people are not all perfect The flaws of society are depicted in the book Lord of the Flies by William Golding The natural government was assembled first by intelligence then by force In the beginning the setting was peaceful with the only worry being the question of survival As the time wears on flaws in the community dramatically change the government and Jack asserts his power through force In the end violence dominates the government and terrible destruction occurs The government in the beginning was formed on the basis of intelligence The conch was next introduced the conch governed the community After Ralph was elected chief by population consensus he ensures free speech and some degree of protection Jack was a conflicting character to this government He repeatedly ignores the conch which symbolizes the core of democracy on the island an example would be what Jack said to Piggy during the construction of the first fire The conch doesnt count on top of the mountain so you shut up Jack 42 This shows the Jacks lust for total power and his disrespect to others During the election he thinks that he deserves to be chief Ralph counted Im chief then The circle of boys broke into applause Even the choir applauded and the freckles on Jacks face disappeared under a blush of mortification He started up and sat down again while the air rang Ralph looked at him eager to offer something Page 23 This clearly shows that Jack is a flaw in the society the reason why no government is perfect Despite this flaw the community was still able to make intelligent decisions Piggy can be described
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