John Locke Lord Of The Flies Democracy Essay

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Carl Bard once said “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” No one is born good or bad, it only depends on the environment the child was raised in. John Locke believed that democracy was the best choice of government, where all the citizens had a say,humans are born a blank slate, or “tabula rasa.”, and the environment plays an important role in the mind’s development. In the novel, “Lord of the Flies” written by William Golding, John Locke's argument within the children on the island. John Locke was born on August 29th, 1632 in Wrington, Somerset,England. Locke went to Westminster school and then Christ Church, and after that, University of Oxford. His father was a country…show more content…
When Roger suggested that they should have a vote for chief, “All right. Who wants Jack for chief”(23)? The fact that they decided to have a vote chief shows that the best choice for government is democracy. When voting, it lets everybody participate, so it can be a fair fight. Another example of democracy is when Ralph gives Jack the responsibility of the choir boys, “The choir belongs to you, of course.They could be the army-or hunters”(23).Ralph allows Jack to control the choir group and let them choose their main responsibility, which is hunting. This gesture from Ralph gives Jack’s group some power after losing to the vote for chief.The last example of democracy in the novel is when Ralph suggest that the conch should be used to let people talk when someone is hoolding it, “That’s what this shell’s called. I’ll give the conch to the next person to speak. He can hold it when he’s speaking”(33). Ralph offers a democratic gesture by suggesting that the conch is the only way to speak during meetings. It gives all the children a chance to speak freely during the meetings, and no one else is allowed to speak with out the

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