Close, close, close! I’m the reason why it’s no go? Why things are what they are?”
Each of the boys had his own image of what the beast looked like—a representation of his personal fears. These individual interpretations are brought to life when the corpse is spotted on the mountain, turning what was once an abstract idea into a fleshed-out figure. When the twins Sam and Eric stumble across the body, they are quick to describe that “it was furry, [that] there was something moving behind its head—wings” (100); they even go to the extent of calling it a beast. As they hear this fearsome tale, “[the boys] lay there listening, at first with doubt but then with terror to the description the twins breathed at them” (99). The dead paratrooper has allowed the boys to think that evil arises from external forces rather than themselves in total contradiction to Piggy’s theory.
George R.R. Martin once said in Storm of Swords “There is a savage beast in every man, and when you hand that man a sword or spear and send him forth to war, the beast stirs.” The quote talks about the savage beast in everyone if given the tools the inner beasts starts to reveal, just like the group of innocent schoolboys in the adventure novel Lord of the Flies written by William Golding. A group of English schoolboys survived a plane crash on a deserted island somewhere in the Pacific Ocean during world war II, they are given spears where their inner evilness and savage has slowly reveal under the right condition turning them into a group of beast. In the Lord of the flies, death played a major role; the mulberry boy, Simon and Piggy’s untimely
“We all have good and evil inside us.It's what side we choose to follow that defines who we are”-J.K. Rowling William Golding wrote Lord of the Flies during a time of conflict and war. In response to all the conflict Golding wrote Lord of the Flies, a book about kids that crash landed on an island and how the isolation affects them. Golding wrote Lord of the Flies to tell that humans are corrupted to evil or forced to be good based by their surroundings. Jack a character in the book is an example of this. In the beginning of the book Jack is a cocky kid who says “ I ought to be chief,because I’m chapter chorister and head boy” ( Golding,22).
Unfortunately, toxic masculinity plays a role in every society, therefore many people, mostly men, put on a “mask” to hide behind in order to make a false impression of their best selves. No matter who it is, everyone has a way that they want people to know them by, which is why it plays such an important role. The book Lord of the Flies is a fiction text about a group of young boys whose plane crashes after it was shot down during a war. The boys turn from civilized to savages on their long journey on the island as they become less and less of a society. Toxic masculinity affects society in more ways than one and often is used to get ahead or to be seen as superior.
The Evil Within Humanity Thomas Hobbes remarks that“The condition of man... is a condition of war of everyone against everyone”. Humans are not born flawless, they are born with an evil within them. The choices and actions they make are a representation of their inner selves. The evil within humans cause them to revolt against those of their kind. Similarly, in the novel, Lord of the Flies, a group of school boys have crashed onto a deserted island and must make means work.
In William Golding’s, Lord of the Flies and Khalil Gibran, The prophet, their extremely different views of good and evil are apparent. Golding proclaims that evil is in everyone and that they are born with it from the beginning. On the other hand, Gibran suggests that everyone is inherently good and born pure, and evil is just being lost or uninspired. Golding seems to imply that when the group of boys abandon their civilized ways they start acting according to their “primal instincts” or evil ways. Because the boys have realized that there are no consequences to their actions they lose their sense of what is right and what is wrong therefore there remodelled society fails.
To hold a metaphorical light in a dark, unpropitious situation. Both works ask us: what are the limits of the human spirit and how do we fight EVIL within ourselves? Similarly, in the book Lord of the Flies, EVIL is presented as being innate, unwanted, even though it can be used to motivate and aid us in critical situations. When the boys first discovered they were marooned on the island, the little devil on their shoulder (representing the EVIL within the human spirit) whispered in their ear, “you are the strongest one, and better off without them. If you don’t eliminate them, you will die on this island”.
It is our nature, something that cannot be avoided. Cruelty is a message written in the book and though others events in history. Some kill, other want power and the rest will separate people just because of their appearances. Historical and book events show how human are truly evil and even though we cannot avoid the evilness that comes within we can hope to bring out the best of each of us to have a world where such events do not