Lord of the Flies
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
- Leaders are chosen by majority rules
- Subgroups are divided based on their abilities
- Members have the right to speak
- Right to express opinion
- No killing
- No discrimination
- Members must be kind to one another
- Must participate equally
- Food is equally distributed
- 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.
"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
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.
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.