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What sorts of government were present in Lord of the Flies?

Asked by skwerl88 (532points) March 11th, 2008

It seems like aside from the usuals considered throughout the novel (anarchy, dictatorship, and short-lived democracy), a few others might be better appropriated. Stratocracy? Meritocracy?
I just finished reading the book, and the evolution of government fascinated me—especially how they were contrary to Aristotle’s projections.

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shockvalue's avatar

I think the progression from anarchy to dictatorship, followed by short-lived democracy sums it up nicely. The island is a rough microcosm for the evolution of humanity and our inherent evil.

skwerl88's avatar

I saw the short lived democracy actually inbetween the two. Also, at the very end, could that possibly be a stratocracy? I’m not sure… I haven’t read very deeply into theories of government yet. Is that a normal progression; do stratocracies often exist in such a manor?

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