The novel "Lord of the Flies", written by William Golding, teaches us that government is required to develop a stable and prosperous civilization. In a state of anarchy people naturally will push to form a set of rules and leadership. These rules may be set down in writing or may solely be spoken, but without enforceable consequences chaos will still linger within the newly formed government. If the new chosen leader does not meet the expectations of the people, any sort of authority he maintained will be challenged by an emergent leader who believes his way of leadership is more competent. In the end, once a true and structured government is reinstated, stability may resume.
Early in the book, after the sound of the shell had gathered all of the vagrant children into assembly, they realized that the set of rules they followed during their normal lives has lost all relevance. There was one thing to be done, and that was to set up rules and order. Jack had self-appointed himself to become the new leader, this could cause troubles if he is not liked by the majority of the children, they chose to have a vote for whom will become leader. There had been a unanimous decision and Ralph had won the election. Naturally, these children sought someone who had the qualities and leadership that they had desired. Ralph then began to form a basic government by making logical rules and responsibilities that were for the betterment of their new society.
A basic form of government was established with the election of Ralph as leader it was time for him to take action. He decided shelter should be constructed to protect them from the weather. Ralph appointed the children to build huts, but after a while a child or two would wander off and maybe swim in the lagoon. Once other kids realized that they could leave their work and not be punished, more of them began to put their work to a halt and do what they pleased.