Evil In Lord Of The Flies Discriminatory Essay

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In the Lord of the Flies, William Golding shows that we are evil and discriminatory. This is shown in the book with the murder of both Simon and Piggy and how the boys discriminate against piggy about his weight, glasses, and asthma. In addition to those examples, it is also shown throughout history with mass shootings and the holocaust. I believe that humans are evil because they murder and are discriminatory. William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies shows that humans are evil through murder. The boys following Jack in the book have become savages, and in a trance from dancing they think they saw the beast and instinctively killed it yelling “Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!” It turned out to be Simon and before they knew…show more content…
In 2007 at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, a 23 year old student killed 32 people. On April 20, 1999 at Columbine High School, 12 fellow students of the murderer’s were killed along with a teacher. These are just a few of the many examples of mass shootings and how humans are evil. This is how Golding's view that society is generally evil can be seen in history. Another way that Golding’s view that humans are evil in history is through segregation in the holocaust. On April 1, 1933, the Nazis instigated their first action against German Jews by announcing a boycott of all Jewish-run businesses. The Nuremberg Laws, issued on September 15, 1935, began to exclude Jews from public life. Nazis then issued additional anti-Jewish laws over the next several years. An estimated 11 million people were killed during the holocaust, and 6 million were jews. This is another way how Golding’s view is shown in history. As you can see, Golding’s view that humans are essentially evil is correct. In his novel, he portrayed this with the murder of two characters and the discrimination of one of them. This was also shown through history with various mass shootings, and the infamous holocaust. This is how Humans are essentially
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