Lord of the Flies Project

By: Justin Katonak

Different Types of Government

Democracy Gov- A system of government in which power is vested in the people, who rule either directly or through freely elected representatives.

Republic Gov- The power of government is held by the people. The people give power to leaders they elect to represent them and serve their interests. The representatives are responsible for helping all the people in the country, not just a few people.

Monarchy Gov- A system of government in which one person reigns, usually a king or queen. The authority, or crown, in a monarchy is generally inherited. The ruler, or monarch, is often only the head of state, not the head of government. Many monarchies, such as Britain and Denmark, are actually governed by parliaments.

In the Lord of the Flies Jack and Ralph both live by different rules when they are leaders. Ralph would be more of a republic government, and Jack would also be republic. Ralph is more republic because he was voted in by the people to be leader originally. Jack is more republic because everyone on island besides piggy started to go more towards Jacks side instead of Ralph's.

My Own Island Society

If I was to choose a type of government on an island it would be republic. I would pick republic because the other people on the island would elect me as leader and serve my interest. I would not want to be forced into being the leader. I would rather be elected as government, because I feel as if I am elected than people want me to be their leader and will respect and listen to me.

  • Always keep a fire going
  • When somebody is in doubt ask leader
  • Listen to leader
  • Everybody respect each other
  • Always have extra food and water
  • Make sure there is always shelter
  • If there is a problem do as leader says
  • Treat everybody equally
  • Everybody has Freedom of speech
  • Somebody should always be doing something

Historical Example

A historical example would be the French Revolution. The French Revolution was a revolution in France from 1789-1799. It lead to the end of the monarchy. The Revolution ended when Napoleon Bonaparte took power in November 1799 and began his dictatorship. Just like the American Revolution the French Revolution was influenced by enlightenment ideals. All of France was a blood bath during the revolution. Basically the king and queen of France raised the taxes so high that nobody could afford anything. Then people started to break into stores and stealing stuff. From there on led to one blood bath after another. Then the king and queen got murdered and Napoleon took over. This can relate to the Lord of the Flies, because Ralph was the leader and then Jack became the leader. Some of the kids got tired of living by Ralphs rules so they moved on to Jacks side. Under Jacks leadership things got more out of hand than when under Ralphs leadership. "Kill the pig! Cut his throat! Kill the pig! Bash him in!" (pg. 152). When that being said you can tell everybody was getting more savage that their little need of social order was completely gone. So was their loss of identity and innocence.

Current war between two opposing parties

Armored vehicles lined this battered city’s main thoroughfares and thousands of law enforcement officers and national guard troops worked to maintain order and enforce a citywide curfew Tuesday night, amid scattered reports of unrest after a day of largely peaceful protests. As the curfew went into effect at 10 p.m., hundreds of people remained in the streets near the intersection of Pennsylvania and West North Avenues in blighted West Baltimore, where a CVS drugstore had been looted and burned during Monday nights riots, after the funeral for Freddie Gray, who died after suffering a spinal cord injury in police custody this month. There were some reports of arrests, and police fired pepper-spray balls to disperse crowds, who had earlier stood their ground despite entreaties from religious leaders and community activists. Shortly before midnight, Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said, “The curfew is in fact working.”


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Golding, William. Lord of the Flies. New York: Coward-McCann, 1962. Print.