Lord of the Flies

Ali Piracha

Government in Jack's tribe

Jack's tribe is a dictatorship. Jack promoted himself as the dictator in his tribe of hunters. He shows his superiority by giving orders to the members. If someone does not abide by Jack's rules, they will be punished.


"Well hunt. I'm going to be chief. They nodded, and the crisis passed easily" (Golding 133).

Government in Ralph's tribe

Ralph's tribe is a representation of democracy. Ralph set up an assembly system in which whoever holds the conch has the right to speak. "I'll give the conch to the next person to speak. He can hold it when he's speaking" (Golding 23). This shows the representation of democracy by the power being divided among the boys.

My Society

I would choose a democracy. It is the most effective choice because it is the fairest form of government. Everyone is involved in making decisions so there would be less conflicts between the members of the group.

Constitution

  1. Leaders are chosen by majority rules
  2. Subgroups are divided based on their abilities
  3. Members have the right to speak
  4. Right to express opinion
  5. No killing
  6. No discrimination
  7. Members must be kind to one another
  8. Must participate equally
  9. Food is equally distributed
  10. No unnecessary punishments


  • Enforcement of these rules would be done by having discussions to ensure that there are no misunderstandings. There will be appropriate consequences if anyone chooses to disobey the rules.

Cambodia Incident

During the Vietnam war, Cambodia tried to stay neutral. Unfortunately, Vietnamese solders held their supplies on Cambodian land and it caused the overtaking of the Khmer Rouge. The Khmer Rouge forced the civilians to evacuate from their land. The government quickly changed from a civilized place to a dictatorship. Because of traveling in harsh conditions, many people suffered greatly and died. Eventually, over 25% of Cambodia's population decreased.

"He tried to convey the compulsion to track down and kill that was swallowing him up" (Golding 51). This quote explains how Jack transformation from a civilized person to a savage person has begun. It relates to the Cambodian incident because Cambodia was once a civilized place, then it suddenly turned into a destructive site.

Current Political Issue: Illegal Immigration

With over 11 million immigrants in the United States illegally (as of 2012), the issue of illegal immigration continues to divide Americans.

Some people say that illegal immigration benefits the US economy through additional tax revenue, expansion of the low-cost labor pool, and increased money in circulation. They contend that immigrants bring good values, have motivations consistent with the American dream, perform jobs that Americans won’t take, and that opposition to immigration stems from racism.

Opponents of illegal immigration say that people who break the law by crossing the US border without proper documentation or by overstaying their visas should be deported and not rewarded with a path to citizenship and access to social services. They argue that people in the country illegally are criminals and social and economic burdens to law-abiding, tax-paying Americans.

Works Cited

World Without Genocide, March, 2015. By Sandro Krkljes, World Without Genocide

associate, William Mitchell College of Law.


Golding, William, and Edmund L. Epstein. Lord of the Flies: A Novel. New York: Perigee, 1954.