Human Nature In Lord Of The Flies And Kite Runner

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The human nature can be a vile, corrupt, and heinous object that will do anything to benefit itself and put down others. This is the bleak reality of the human nature. LoTF, written by William Golding, and Kite Runner, written by Khaled Hosseini are two books that follow the tragic stories of young boys who lost and sacrificed everything when they succumbed to their evil desires. Lord of the Flies and Kite runner both shed light on human nature by showing the inherent evil that can be evoked, how it can lead to the loss of childhood innocence, and the sacrifices we are willing to make.
The quality that defines the human nature best is our inherent evil. In both books, the inherent evil is portrayed as the main, and most defined quality. At
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In both books the most good-natured people get taken advantage of and lose their innocence in the process. In Kite Runner, Hassan is the embodiment of innocence. He is loyal, forgiving, and will never hurt others. When Amir wanted Hassan to throw the pomegranate at him, Hassan took a pomegranate and crushed it against himself, showing how he would never hurt anyone. But Hassan’s innocence was taken by Assef, when Hassan got raped. Hassan’s innocence was also taken by the Taliban who came in and took away half of their childhood. The boys in Lord of the Flies also had their innocence taken by a war. They were stranded on an island, and most aren 't even teenagers . At first, they were playing on a beach and having fun like any other innocent kid. But by the end of the book, the little kids have become total savages and have lost all their innocence at this point. Percival symbolizes this loss of innocence. At first, He cries and plays a lot, recites his address and full name by heart, and had “not been very attractive even to his mother”(Golding 43), showing how fragile and innocent he was at the beginning of the story. By the end, he was on the brink of killing Ralph and has completely forgot his address and name. At the end of the book, even Ralph “wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man 's heart”(Golding 158). While in while in Lord of the Flies the loss of innocence is seen as natural and will…show more content…
Both books consist of a lot of sacrifices and many religious parallels. The sacrifices in both books were symbolic of religious sacrifices, and regretted by the boys in both books. The main religious symbol and sacrifice in Lord of the Flies was Simon. Unlike the other kids, Simon seems to be inherently good. Simon is like Jesus, kind, good, and also sacrificed for a greater cause. Jesus died for spreading the gospel, and Simon dies for trying to tell everyone about the truth of the beast. Simon’s death was very calm, peaceful, and surrounded by nature. “Softly, surrounded by a fringe of inquisitive bright creatures, itself a silver shape beneath the steadfast constellations, Simon 's dead body moved out toward the open sea”(Golding 119). This scene is like Jesus ascending to heaven after he rose from the dead. Simon is also moving to a better place after getting sacrificed. As the death of Simon symbolizes the sacrifice of Jesus, Hassan’s rape symbolizes the sacrifice of an innocent lamb. Just like how Simon’s death was for a greater purpose, Amir views sacrificing Hassan’s innocence as a sacrifice for the greater good. He sees the look in Hassan’s eyes, who is like the lamb getting sacrificed on Dhul-Hijjah, who “sees that its imminent demise is for a higher purpose”(Hosseini 64). To Amir, sacrificing Hassan is a fair price for kite, and Baba’s love. But the kite that Hassan brought back becomes a symbol of this sacrifice of innocence, and it haunts Amir for the rest of

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