Immorality In Xun Zi's Lord Of The Flies

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“A person is born with feelings of envy and hate. If he gives way to them, they will lead him to violence and crime, and any sense of loyalty and good faith will be abandoned.” This interesting quote from Xun Zi (A Chinese philosopher) illustrates that a person who gives in to emotions of hate and selfishness will turn to violence. Therefore, all morality will be tossed away and replaced with immorality. Immorality can be defined as the quality which violates moral principles.Examples of immoral acts may include killing, punishing or hurting others for personal gain or pleasure. In the book : Lord of the flies ,immorality shadows the world.Throughout the progression of the story , there is an augmentation of violence. Results of this violence …show more content…

In example if the setting was a house in the center of the city during the day, the violence that is acceptable there is much lower than if It was a secluded island in the middle of nowhere. Since that house in the heart of the city, during the daytime there is plenty of spectators watching because they are watching it is much harder to do such violent acts. In comparison, on a secluded island in the middle of nowhere , there are no such spectator, therefore there is no one to stop violence.Therefore if a world is going to grow in violence then the setting must be secluded from the rest of the world. This island from the book is a hidden unknown secluded. Even island in general are secluded from the world in a sense that people living there must sail to other places just to go to different places. Also the fact that the Island is uninhabited , make it a great place for violence to thrive. This is proven in the story in chapter two when Ralph says: “‘We’re on a island. We’ve been on the mountain-top and seen water all round. We saw no houses, no smoke ,no footprints, no boats, no people. We’re on a uninhabited island with no other people on

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