Inherently Evil Lord Of The Flies Analysis

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Many say human kind is inherently evil, that there is evil in all of us. This novel expresses what can happen to a human when there is not structure and little means of survival. The boys prove man to be inherently evil through control, abuse, and murder. In the novel the Lord of the Flies author William Golding shows how humans are inherently bad and were born to satisfy themselves as the boys move towards savagery and reveal that the basic structure of human nature is self-absorbing as chaos on the island follows their animalistic behavior. Are we as humans inherently evil? No matter how good or kind a person acts, there is evil in all. Every day we have a choice whether to be good or to be bad, and every day it is shown that humans have an instinctual urge of selfishness. Humans are manipulative towards the environment for their own needs and disregard those who live around them. In this novel, people only truly defend themselves and they do not care about one…show more content…
Instead of rallying together as a group, like people who would be naturally good, they show no compassion for anyone but themselves. “His specs–use them as burning glasses!” Piggy was surrounded before he could back away. “Here–let me go!” His voice rose to a shriek of terror as Jack snatched the glasses off his face. “Mind out! Give ’em back! I can hardly see! You’ll break the conch!” Ralph elbowed him to the side and knelt by the pile.” (Golding 40) Our instincts have no morals and humans will do anything to survive with no care for who they hurt in the process. It’s almost as if wicked traits are imbedded in the human race’s genetic code. Although many people say that overall it comes down to the parents and/or guardian’s teachings, deep within, humans are naturally evil beings. The society we live in is essentially a bad one.

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