Good And Evil In Khalil Gibran's Lord Of The Flies

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Lord of the Flies by William Golding is an explanation of the tendencies of human nature. Likewise, Khalil Gibran’s poem GOOD and EVIL puts forth a very similar message, of the power struggle between GOOD and EVIL within ourselves. Evil is the more tempting of the 2 powers. But, the human race has evolved over thousands of years to become tenacious, to fight for survival. 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”. Consequently, it would be a bloodbath. First, a power struggle between the groups, then within the groups. EVIL tells us to put our own urges and needs above the safety and needs of others, no matter the cost. This was explained in detail when Roger throws the stones at Henry, ultimately, he threw to miss. “There was a space round Henry, perhaps six yards in diameter, into which he dare not throw. Here, invisible yet strong, was the taboo of the old
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It lies. It is deceiving. It thinks the human spirit isn’t tenacious, or strong enough to handle it once it becomes wild. Golding’s and Gibran’s ideas of GOOD and EVIL are very similar, as presented in their works. Both explain the power struggle between the 2 opposing sides of human nature, The human spirit is feisty enough, strong enough to hold up positively in the bleakest of situations, the person that it is within must believe in it as
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