Human Nature In Lord Of The Flies By William Golding

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What makes human nature destructive? War could make a huge difference in human nature, changing it from being a civilized human into a savage. These changes can bring a catastrophic destructiveness in a society. In Lord of the Flies by William Golding, uses themes of how easy human nature can change leading it to collapse and be very self-destructive to itself and others. Some of the aspects that were found in the novel are destruction, demoralization, and panic. These emotions play a huge role in the destruction of societies. In Lord of the Flies William Golding in the novel represents character foil, conflict, and symbolism to reveal the theme that human nature can be inherently evil. There are many different characters in the novel.…show more content…
Simon who was lost in the forest encounters “ Lord of the Flies” he runs back with fear towards the tribe finding the group dancing around the fire they had lit. When Simon gets closer to the boys, the boys mistaken him for a beast, and they violently stab him leaving all the fear that was a burden inside them. Jack stands there encouraging the boys on not to care whether it is Simon or a beast. The beast conversations were building up fear in everyone mind. Everyone felt some sense of relief that they have now captured the beast, and they have to get rid of the beast as quickly as possible. “Him Him!” they all shouted. “Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood! Do him in!” (Pg. 168). Evilness was vital to Jack’s world, and he would not tolerate any do gooder. Simon represented good in a man. He indeed was a nice guy on the island. Before the boys mistakenly killed Simon, Simon was running back to the tribe to tell everyone that the beast everyone thinks of is just a dead body of a paratrooper whose shadow would form a beast shape because of wind throughout the day. Shockingly, Jack felt that it was a need for him to eliminate Simon so that in the end, evilness could take possession over everyone, including the island without any interference from…show more content…
Mostly, every object in the story symbolizes something more important than what it really is. One of the symbols that were best represented was evil is the beast. Everyone is in a complete shock and in the state of fear, and they do not want to accept the fact that there is a beast on the island. As the talk about the beast in fear continues, the boys begin to blame each other for it. Jack said, “ So this is a meeting to find out what 's what. I 'll tell you what 's what. You littluns started all this with the fear talk. Beasts! Where from? Of course we’re frightened sometimes but we put up with being frightened. Only Ralph says you scream in the night. What does that mean but nightmares? Anyway, you don’t hunt or build or help—you’re a lot of cry babies and sissies. That’s what. And as for the fear— you’ll have to put up with that like the rest of us” (Pg. 88). This depicts that when fear starts to build up inside of humans like Jack, they will turn to other people around them to take out the blame on. It shows how selfish and how much hate a person is capable of holding. The author uses the beast as a symbol to show that evil is extremely great at putting the word beast itself suggest anything but the

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