Piggy's Wickedness

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A student named Megan Sprance once wrote, “For there is something of an internal evil in all of us, regardless of whether we choose to embrace or suppress it, it is there.” Every single human that has ever lived has an evil aspect or spirit that comes within. It is something that cannot be avoided. Through history we have seen various events that prove the wickedness that humans are capable of. There have been men that kill their own people, others do not stop at anything to gain power, or separate people because of their physical aspect. The idea that humans are essentially evil, is something that can be learned from history and a concept that is shown through the book Lord of the Flies by William Golding. Humans are cruel creatures. One…show more content…
Jack is one of these persons in the book. He tends to judge Piggy by the aspects in his body that seem to stand out. From the start, it is clear that Jack does not treat Piggy the same way that he treats the rest of the children that were in the island. In some ways Piggy felt scared of Jack and felt like he needed protection from Ralph. His terror can be understood when Golding states, “His voice rose to a shriek of terror as Jack snatched the glasses of his face”(Golding 40 ). This is a scene in which Jack did not actually respect Piggy and he thought that he had power over him. This difference was caused because of the way he looks like. He had a different aspect than the rest of the children considering that he was bigger and used glasses. Jack uses Piggy’s physical appearance to defined him, which leads to exclusion and creating a target off of Piggy. The other huge event in history which is a powerful example is racism against African Americans in the United States. This was a huge struggle for equality. They were treated differently for the simple reason that their skin was a different color. Martin Luther King Jr. once said “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today” (Martin Luther King Jr). He said this to…show more content…
It is our nature, something that cannot be avoided. Cruelty is a message written in the book and though others events in history. Some kill, other want power and the rest will separate people just because of their appearances. Historical and book events show how human are truly evil and even though we cannot avoid the evilness that comes within we can hope to bring out the best of each of us to have a world where such events do not
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