Essay On Human Nature

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Human nature is controversial in many ways. What is natural for humans? Is it the same for everyone or is it unique to each personality? Do people have different natures when their needs are not met? Within everyone’s personality are many different aspects. For example, when someone is alone they will definitely act different than when they are in a group. Other people can influence the decisions of the individuals who make up the group. Lord of the Flies by William Golding attempts to explain human nature and the defects of society through the way that young boys might act when left without authority. When the boys are evacuated from their country during a war, they crash land on an island where they need to survive until they get rescued. The book explores the topic of human nature and group…show more content…
This shows how adults work as well because the same personality differences can cause disagreements and fractures in the structure of society. Most of all, everyone develops the id, ego and super ego differently which means that the nature of one person will not necessarily be the same as someone else’s nature. At the base of Freud’s Theory, the id rules first and the Hierarchy of Needs can explain how the boys regress into being id dominant. As for human nature, everyone has their own opinion, but William Golding says this: “Before the Second World War, I believed in the perfectibility of social man; that a correct structure of society would produce goodwill; and that therefore you could remove all social ills by a reorganisation of society... but after the war, I did not because I was unable to. I had discovered what one man could do to another... I must say that anyone who moved through those years without understanding that man produces evil as a bee produces honey must have been blind or wrong in the
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