The Pains Of Anarchy In Lord Of The Flies By William Golding

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Earlier this year, I became the government. Everyday, for the next few days, I woke up before the sun rose and filled my hotel room with light. In business professional attire, I would walk down the halls of the California State Capitol and into the Assembly Chambers. I experienced firsthand how the administration of our society works. There came a day, a cloudy day with rain falling momentarily, in which a protest was gathered in the streets. A man spoke, asking for the government to remove its mask. I failed to understand. What did this man want? Deep in my gut, I knew a life of terror, a life a darkness, and a life of despair could only be the outcome of the absence of government. This ...view middle of the document...

Jack, the leader of the savages, seeks disorder and violence; consequently, during his time as chief, numerous children are harmed and some are even killed. The boys in Jack’s tribe experience instability and conflict with Ralph’s group, who are in support of a orderly manner of life. The story lines could be assumingly be connected to Golding’s experience in World War II because even though war is operated through the government, we are left to question the reactions of the soldiers, who are placed in combat without any certain supervision, considering that most return home with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Having the opportunity to live in America, we are not commonly exposed to the overwhelming effects of anarchy; however our United States government is known for their involvement in aiding countries experiencing disorder. For more than two decades, the country Somalia dwelled in the ruins of its own nation after the collapse of its civilization. It was considered the world’s most failed state. Recently, as reported in the article, “US recognizes Somalia government after two decades of anarchy” by Mike Pflanz, the United States government began assisting Somalia to rise from the ashes of turmoil and back on their feet. The Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud stresses that “Somalia is emerging from a very long,...

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