Evil Within Humanity Analysis

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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. There is a constant struggle between what is considered to be good and what is considered to be bad. We witness each one of the boys evil within them and see their struggles. Most of the boys are lost in their evil actions, however a couple do redeem themselves by not…show more content…
The use of religious allegory demonstrated by the corruption of The Garden of Eden, reveals humanity’s innate evil. For example, when the boys meet up with one another they discuss the island and all of it luxuries. “‘This is our island. It’s a good island… There’s food; and bathing water in the little stream along there-and everything’”(35). The boys’ description of the island make it seem like paradise. In the Garden of eden, everything is so beautiful and abundant. In the beginning, all is pure on the island and in the garden. At this point in time, in the biblical story and in Lord of the Flies, both parties are oblivious to the evil that lurks in the background. Next, the boys believe that they have seen the beast in the form of snakes. “A tree exploded like a bomb. Tall swathes of creepers rose for a moment into view, agonized, and went down again. The little boys screamed at them ‘Snakes! Snakes! Look at the snakes!’”(46). The boys are searching for a physical being to label as a beast. This ‘beast’ is the cause of the boys’ evil. The serpent
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