Evil In Lord Of The Flies Persuasive Essay

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People are often scared of monsters when they are young, but once they grow older and mature, they begin to realize that the idea was made up in their heads. However, some people are so set on the theory of there being mythological creatures that they do not think of the possibility of actual people being monsters instead. We like to believe that we live in a world where none of us are sane and our behavior is superb. When in reality, it is the opposite. We do not realize how much hatred, rape, and violence there is in the world. In the book, The Lord of the Flies, the boys debate on whether the beast is real or not. The irony throughout the book is based on how the boys are so terrified of there being a fictitious monster on the island that they do not realize that they are the monsters themselves. As the boys begin to act more savagely, their belief of the existence of the beast becomes stronger. Throughout the book, it is clear that the boys are, in fact, the real beast, as evidenced by the spreading hatred, the sexual assaults, and violence. To begin with, the boys’ hatred towards one another grows stronger as the novel progresses, which portrays them as the real beast on the island. They all respect…show more content…
When the boys see a female sow while hunting, they see a thing they can violate because there are no human females on the island. They go after it and are filled with excitement, over the fact that the sow is frightened. This is exactly the kind of thrill rapists feel when they go after their victims. "Kill the pig! Cut his throat! Kill the pig! Bash him in!" (Golding 104) They go after the sow and torture it, which fills the boys with excitement even more. Even after the pig is dead, they still feel the need to torment and jump on it. In doing so, the boys act like savages,which only increases their horror of the
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