Human Nature In Lord Of The Flies Good Vs Evil Essay

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Human Nature: Good vs Evil In 1954 when William Golding published Lord of the Flies, in his novel it showed, human nature between Good vs Evil. Being easily influenced, feeling lost and wanting to fit in; and not wanting to feel vulnerable, which leads to seeking power, can make a person loses their identity, and it can open up the door for evil to take over. This is how William Golding will demonstrate this thesis throughout Lord of the Flies. Firstly, being easily influenced can make a person lose their identity, and it can open up the door for evil to take over because, if a person does not know who they are, other peoples influences can change them for the good or evil. In this case of Lord of the Flies, these influences have opened the door to evil: “Roger led the way straight through the castles, kicking them over, burying the flowers, scattering the chosen stones. Maurice followed, laughing, and added to the destruction” (Golding 62). In this scene of the novel, Roger and Maurice still had their identity, but part of them were lost because they followed Jack and looked up to him, but seeing what Jack have done to people some of his evil rubbed off onto Roger and Maurice. Later on in the novel, Jack basically…show more content…
Further on in the novel, as Jacks power grew it lead him to lose his identity of who he was, this was “before the party had started a great log had been draggen into the centre of the lawn and Jack, pointed and garlanded, sat there like an idol. There were piles of meat on green leaves near him, and fruits and coco-nut shells full of drinks” (164). Jack is showing power because he is higher up on a chair, with drinks and food that the other members of his tribe have got. Which was surrounding him as he sat in his chair. To sum up this paragraph, not wanting to feel vulnerable and trying to seek power can make a person lose their identity, and it can open the door for evil to take

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