Lord Of The Flies Movie Analysis

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Lord of The Flies is an interesting movie and a great reflection of the polarity of public administration in America. The movie is able to capture that political unrest between governmental figures through the divisions of the group of boys led by Ralph and Jack. Lord of The Flies was a mirror of our society today as in one instance the majority can work and be together effectively but quickly afterwards the groups of people can be at odds. This is typically a mirror image of the nature of Public Administration in America as elected officials and the bureaucracy are constantly at odds and have difficulty coming together to get things done. Lord of The Flies also reflects the ideas of political verses rational in a slight way as Ralph was…show more content…
Lord of The Flies is a movie about a group of military school kids who are on a plane and end up crashing where they are deserted on an island. They all have to come together to survive and work to create fires that would result in their rescue as the smoke would be able to be seen from above. The boys start working together at first with Ralph leading them and trying to get them to participate in creating fires and building shelter, while Jack the protagonist ends up being more concerned about hunting. The groups of boys end up diverging with one group led by Ralph and the other led by Jack because of the tensions between the two on what is more important in the situation that they are in. Ralph’s main concern is getting off the island and making sure that they are save while Jack is more concerned on hunting and making sure that they are not killed by the “monster” which is actually the captain of the plane that they were on. Eventually, most of the group joins Jack’s side leaving Ralph with only Piggy and Simon. Both Simon and Piggy are killed by Jack’s group, leaving Ralph on his own who is pushed out of the jungle by a fire that is lit through the island by Jack’s clan but Ralph is then rescued by marines who landed on the island because of the presence of the…show more content…
In the case of this movie, the elected officials would be represented by Jack because he was representing the concerns of the boys in the group as he was trying to keep them all “safe” from the monster that lurked the island. The monster became the main concern of these boys and they were generally concerned of their safety. The bureaucracy would be represented through Ralph as he ended up with less support from the boys but the boys that did stick with him were more concerned about his expertise and skill and did not let the illusions of the monster steer them away. To compare both, in the movie considering these two groups as the bureaucracy and elected officials, the constant clash of the boys was apparent and clear to see. Jack and Ralph were not able to agree on specific situations and resulted in getting nothing done, which is why they ended up splitting. This can be compared to public administration in America as our elected officials and bureaucracy are often at
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