Inhumanity In William Golding's Lord Of The Flies

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In the Roman Empire, England, France, and the Middle East, ever since people have been around, there has always been conflict and fighting. A common theme in war is inhumanity. For example, in World War I mustard gas would produce terrible blisters on soldiers who were exposed to it. Empathy for those suffering young men was not present in those causing the pain. While war is still ongoing in the world, Europe is much more peaceful today then it was a hundred years ago and people in general are being taught to resolve conflict in a humane way. Since William Golding wrote Lord of the Flies there have been many improvements in society over the last 70 years. While William he was alive, teenagers were often mean and inhumane like those portrayed in the book. If William Golding were to observe the life of a teenager in 2018 he would be impressed and pleased about the acceptance of others, the use of technology, and the teaching of humanity to children as these things did not occur during the 1950s or in the book. Golding would be fascinated and satisfied to know that society today accepts people’s differences and tries to help them out, something that didn’t happen in the 1950s. Nowadays, people are willing to aid others when something tragic arises. In “Lord of the Flies” a plane crashes and the boys aboard are forced to survive on the deserted island. Ralph, the original leader, needs to build shelter but he ends up, “working with Simon” and “No one else” while the rest
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