Is the democratic process of voting effective?
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to understand firsthand the workings of democracy
One point that Golding sought to make through Lord of the Flies was the ultimate ineffectiveness of such man-made institutions as political systems. When placed in an absolute state of nature, fighting to survive, Golding reveals how civilization and social order are stripped away to reveal man’s true nature, which is savage and violent. However, when the boys first arrive on the island, they are still under the influence of British civilization. Thus, they adopt the method of democratic voting in order to select their...
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