In the dictionary the definition of society is Human beings considered as a group, however isn’t society that and so much more, put that to the theory of a group of 380 people that have crash landed on a remote island and all hope of finding them have been lost then surely that is classed as a society but what actually is a society it’s is more than just a group of humans.In the case of the 380 people that have been forced to survive on a remote island where there is no means of communication, what do they need to survive, a basic requirement for a society is the means to be able to survive as a society otherwise the society will just die out to survive they need the basic requirements of any human being they need to have food and water, but how does one go about getting food and water whilst stuck on a desert island for there are many factors that need to be taken into account one is that there is 380 people on board which would consist of a mixture of men, women, children, nationalities, races, religions and languages for all 380 people there has to be a way to communicate so they can get food and water so they can survive.
Another problem faced with a society stuck on a deserted island is how the various survival tasks and everyday work will be organised, for this there is going to be a need for a general leader of the group but when it comes to choosing a leader there are various things that have to be decided by the group such as who has the brains, maturity and people skills to be in charge of such a large group, if there is a leader selected than the leader has to decide who is going to do what as there are men woman and children and not everyone can do the same jobs, children who are young can not go out and collect wood for fire as they are more likely to get lost than an adult.Although there may be a leader some people may not agree with the leader which would cause a split between the group in the case that this should happen the society should settle the argument on a vote although this could cause problems as the people who feel this is unfair may feel that the people who vote for what the leader has said and this could cause the possibility of a coup by the people who disagree, another problem is that some people may feel that they don’t get an equal say in the events that are happening on the island should this be the case then the leader has the obligation to ensure that the people who feel they are not being listened to get there say. One of the biggest if not the biggest problems would be the children this would be because for some children they may not trust strangers and for them to survive on the island they will have to listen to the people in charge, another problem would be who would look after the children as there may be small children that are stranded on the island, this would all fall to the leader to decide, another question is what happens to any newborn babies born as there may not be a nurse or midwife to look after them, the leader again will have to appoint someone to this position.
Another thing that has to be determined is what happens to family life and sexual relationships, this would be a major problem as some of the people have left wives, husbands, children and parents at home a solution to this problem would be that the leader should appoint several people to be in charge of these problems they should be people that can be seen as trustworthy by the leader of the group. A major factor of society is ownership of important things such as currency and power one of the decisions that is going to have to be made is who gets ownership of what and why the should have it, this process would take several weeks for the leader and a group of people decide as there is likely to be argument and problems with what people want.Due to the fact that the plane crash landed with different religions and races there is going to be the problem of organising religious and leisure activities as some religions may disagree with what has been proposed, for the people of the island to find a way of getting round this the leader will have to discuss the proposed plans with a selected member of each religious group. Another foreseeable problem would be whether everyone would get along together the major concerns would be religious groups and if they would get on well together for this problem to be resolved the main leader of the society will have to sit with an elected representative from each racial and ethnic group so that should any problems arise they can speak to their elected leader which can then in turn speak to the leader of the society.
Another problem that has to be dealt with is the problem of what to do if people break the laws set out by the leaders of the society, for this problem to be dealt with efficiently the leaders of the society should appoint a group of people that should enforce the rules set by the leaders thus becoming like a police force. In conclusion a society is more than just a group of human beings, society is the running of and control of a moral people with expectations and hopes of continuing what they started due to the fact that they unfortunately crash landed on a deserted island. A society is also what brings people closer together because of tragedy and mishaps that have happened to them.