Golding's Lord Of The Flies: Are Humans Born Good Or Evil?

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“A boy was born in this world with a heart of gold, but the way of the world made his heart turn cold” this is a quote take from the song by the band “Earth Wind and Fire” which is an excellent metaphor for talking about whether humans are born good or evil, to which one might say they are born good or they are born evil others will say they are neither. This brings up an interesting point, some people argue people are usually born neither as when you are born you have no perceived context of good or evil, and the environment on which you are raised will affect your morals and how you live your life, but some people may bring up the argument that out of all the people born in the world at least a small percentage must be born with evil intentions, this brings up an sizable dilemma that the book “Lord of The Fly’s” can answer. The book seems to allure to the answer to that question being evil as evidenced by the way the tribe changes from the beginning to the end, the changes of the two chiefs throughout the novel, and also even the world we live in today.
The two tribes in the book lord of the flies is the main conflict of this book. It also helps us support man being evil. Towards the beginning of the novel, when the boys first arrive on
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In closing, the book lord of the flys is an excellent book that tells of the lenths man will go through when left alone with their own survivival it shows the way man has been and always will be with evil in their hearts. No matter how you were raised how you have lived or will live your life you will always have evil the only thing that controls whether you express that evil is you, as only you can control how you live your life much like how the boys let the seetbacks and overall bad situation get the best of them letting the very evil that resided within them since birth break their moral, and ethics, letting their evil consume them. “Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me.” (Psalm
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