Inner Evil In Lord Of The Flies By William Golding

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William Golding uses the many conflicts in the novel to represent and support his theme of inner evil being present in us all especially when society is not there to restrict us. Golding uses the conflict of Simon’s death as an ideal portrayal of inner evil. All of the boy’s evils are on clear display when Simon’s death occurs. Their inner evil takes over when they start attack Simon thinking that he is the Beast, when in reality he was the one obstructing the Beast in the first place. The boys start to chant “Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!” showing how they have lost their humanity and are letting their inner evil reign. Even the supposed protagonist joins in on the killing demonstrating that even the good have evil within
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