The novel Lord of the Flies, is a great example of how civilization is the only reason we keep ourselves from doing certain things. The novel, “Soon becomes a parable about the inherent evil in human nature, reflected in the natural brutality of these boys once they are away from civilization.” (Junior). People's perspective of others judgement holds them back. Along with people's morals, it makes them really think about their decisions that are selfish instead of not putting in society's perspective and doing it in a blink of an eye.This not only applies to adults but also children, which can be seen in the novel. Golding “...asks how superior we are to savages and he points to the superficiality of our civilization; indeed it seems to be powerless against the innate brutality of man, against his fear which is in fact against the innate brutality of man, against his fear which is in fact the expression of the evil that pervades the world.” (Michot).
Through Will, Bradbury expresses that there is evil in everyone, but what matters is whether you act on it. "There are times when we're all autumn people." (38.43) Everyone has the potential to be evil, but the purest people choose not to act on their tainted desires. "Dad? Am I a good person?
By this, I mean Hitler. For some people, in other words the Nazis, thought that this leader was just being kind and fair to humanity, but to others, not to say the majority, were concerned that his way of being was just a sign of evil. Moving forward, A Child Called “It” talks about the life of a child, which at a point compares to The Book Thief when narrating the stories of these two. In A Child Called “It”, there is barely a sign of kindness, but when it is present, it all ends up transmitting into a bad consequence. “It” was a kid that was taken the opportunity to even grow as one.
Every person is innately evil in some way. People may seem perfectly sane on the outside but on the inside they could be one of the most evil people. Whether it be a child, teen or adult everyone at any age can be innately evil. The idea of people being innately evil shows throughout many short stories such as The Lottery, The Most Dangerous Game and Tell-Tale Heart. In the three short stories the theme of evil is relevant in each.
The ultimate consequence given for an evil action cannot be simply determined by the physical outcome of the sin, but has to take into account the intent of the sinner. That being said, the darkness of one’s heart only correlates with the intentions of the evil doer, while in modern times people are pushed to a desensitisation to some of the worst sins imaginable. That bribe you made to your sibling was only the beginning of the ‘small’ sins
The novel reveals many hellish situations. It was sinful to treat Tom Robinson like trash because of hatred towards his race. It was sinful to keep Boo Radley locked away from society because of the mistakes he made. These preventable situations are like killing a mockingbird; you shouldn’t do it but it is done anyway. Tom Robinson and Boo Radley were mockingbirds because they were not a threat to society, yet were punished for being human.
Justice should always be upheld because without justice there is no way to live peacefully without constant fear of being wrongfully accused and punished out of the blue. We know the villagers act without justice when they attack the monster. “He is pursued by the ignorant villagers, who think he is evil and dangerous because he is ugly and makes ugly noises.” The lack of justice is shown through the reason they attack which is based on his appearance. They also don’t even try to communicate with the monster to gain a better understanding of the situation which means that they chose to stay ignorant. Ignorance should be avoided in judgement and the choice of judgement is what can decide one’s fate and that decision of fate shouldn’t be left to people who do not truly know the situation beyond their own
This need for friends has developed into him being evil; where as if he had friends, then he probably would not want to cause pain and misery upon everyone. Without friends, the creature’s hatred has developed against all mankind (101). The morale that can be taken from the creature’s need for friendship is that people cannot judge a book by its cover and listen to what people have to say. People judged and rejected the creature without listening to him. If they listened to the monster, then they could learn the true nature of the being, which would lead to friendship.
What would life be without evil in the world? Many optimists believe there is an inherent goodness gifted to all people at birth and fundamentally embedded in us that dictates our actions, but the reality is exactly the contrary. People are evil, not because of a desire or choice but out of absolute necessity on account of none of the things we enjoy today would be available or even invented without some evil. Evil, within limitations and with restrictions, is productive for a group of people. Society, with all its art, culture, music, and glory, was created because there was evil present and now works to destroy its very creator through police departments and social initiatives.
Human evil is the act of a person doing something, knowing that the action they commit is very wrong. Like some people choose to do the right thing, there are also a handful of people who choose to do the wrong types of actions. I do not believe people are born evil, I do believe though that they can have influence from close relations around them. For instance, parents, if they scream and yell, or do acts that are evil, can have an affect on their children who would then form those habits. People, if to that point, can change though.
War and terrorism cause children to live in a toxic and violent environment, causing them to sometimes turn to violence and terrorism. Substance dependence and substance abuse cause an impairing of judgment and may cause those who are addicted to have a violent behavior when they do not get the substance on a daily basis. Darth Vader is an example of someone who turned to evil to help change his family’s fate, but ended up as a ruthless and hate-filled being. While people in these situations are inherently good and usually mean no harm, their situations and environment around them cause to act in a way where their inherent good becomes
These attributes can be something that a person has no control over, such as their race or socio-economic background. Criminalization is not often based on laws, but instead revolves around customs that others have been understood as good or bad, which can later lead to laws. This idea consists of the reinterpretation of everyday actions or ideas and vilifying them (Merry 14 -15). In the cases of children there exists the idea that a child who commits a violent and heinous crime will only become more violent and will continue to commit crimes. Therefore, once a despicable act has been committed by a child he or she becomes labeled as a violent criminal.
The predisposition that evil is the nature of mankind is a categorical truth. Arguers with this statement would state that there is kindness and light in everybody. These romantic critics are too naive to believe what is right in front of them in day to day life. Although these ignorant statements are true, it is very hard for a person to overcome their evil impulses. Not only it is hard but when they do, someone else inflicts evil upon them.