According to Rousseau, the best form of government is a direct democracy (Robison), but since Ralph fails to establish this form of government, the result is the boys falling into corruption and total chaos. Rousseau believes that civil society causes humans to become corrupt. His philosophy is centered upon the idea of “the general will,” which reflects society’s interest in a common good (Younkins). But individual desires can conflict with the general will, and civil society can actually damage the desire for a common good (Bertram). The general will in Lord of the Flies is the need to build shelters, establish a civilization, and most importantly keep the fire going with the ultimate purpose of rescue.
Why isn’t the minister seen as a horrible person and Chillingworth is? In the Book The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Dimmesdale, the Minister, has committed this terrible crime and some feel bad for him. This could be because Hester loves him; they are meant to be together. It’s interesting how Chillingworth can be seen as evil, but he is the one that was cheated on. He has mentally tortured Dimmesdale; obsessed with wanting him to suffer more that he has.
Children may think that their parents are evil for not letting them do something or not letting them go somewhere, but in reality they always have a good reason for saying no. In our world today and in the stories we read, there are people who are more evil than anyone 's parents. In each of the stories “Cask of Amontillado” and “The Most Dangerous Game,” the two characters Montresor and General Zaroff are both very evil and two faced. General Zaroff is more evil of the two men because he does not value human life, he makes his prey feel comfortable while they are staying with him, and he gives his prey no chance for survival. First of all, General Zaroff is the more evil of the two men, because he does not value the human life.
I beleive that Thomas Paine would have said that people were inheretly evil. That people were selfish creatures that only strove for their own comfort. This is because he repeatedly mentioned the terrible aspects of people in his writings. For example, this is shown through “society [being] produced by our wants, and government by our wickedness” (“Common Sense” 376). With this, it is clear that Paine believed people are not only selfish, but also wicked.
So then the cycle continues he was born to treat people racistly and badly like the way he was treated. To kill a mockingbird has the theme it is important to recognize all humans deserve respect regardless of their place society. Not all citizens of Maycomb weren't treated equally and with respect. For instance Arthur, “Boo” Radley was treated unequally and badly because no one knew about him so they began with rumors and pictured as an evil monster. Bob Ewell was born into racism and abuse and people judge him thinking he wants to do what he does but he was raised this way.
What would life be without evil in the world? Many optimists believe there is an inherent goodness gifted to all people at birth and fundamentally embedded in us that dictates our actions, but the reality is exactly the contrary. People are evil, not because of a desire or choice but out of absolute necessity on account of none of the things we enjoy today would be available or even invented without some evil. Evil, within limitations and with restrictions, is productive for a group of people. Society, with all its art, culture, music, and glory, was created because there was evil present and now works to destroy its very creator through police departments and social initiatives.
¨Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty, and dies with chaos.¨ (Will Durant) In Lord of the Flies by William Golding, the quality of society's morals depends upon the moral nature of its leader: Someone inclined to chaos and who rules with fear does not create a sustainable system. The boys are all stranded on the island with no adults, they try to make a sustainable and non fearless government system, the government system falls, and made Jack turn ‘evil’ and go his unsustainable government system way. When Jack starts to lose his innocence, he put some clay on his face to show that he was starting to turn to the chaos or the party side of things. “He looked in astonishment, no longer at himself, but at an awesome stranger.”
When truth dawns upon him, he feels terrible and intensifies his acts of building fences around himself because he never gives his family a chance of knowing and understanding him. This trait is revealed when his son Cory confronts him and tells him how he has been a terrible father and how he destroyed his dreams in the fear of his son being more successful than him. Cory also openly tells him how he treated his mother in an inhuman way by impregnating another woman. Troy, instead of lowering his tone and accepting the reality, goes ahead and drives his son out of his house, claiming that he is man enough to fend for himself. It is quite ironical that Troy is chasing Cory out of a house which legally belongs to his brother Gabriel.
Children are perceived in today's society to be naive, some people agree and some do not but in the novel by William Golding, Lord of the Flies, he expresses his opinion on the topic through many examples. In Golding’s Lord of the Flies, he uses child protagonists to demonstrate that mankind is naturally evil through Roger holding himself back from throwing rocks at people, Jack’s obsession to be a group leader on the island, and also Simon’s death that occurred at night. One of the ways Golding demonstrates this is through Roger holding himself back from throwing rocks at people only because of his fear of punishment from the old world. Jack’s obsession to be a group leader on the island is revealed by showing that without anyone in charge
Even to this day society is known to shun those who we do not see as equals. It is my belief that society is the true ‘monster’ in the novel, and that it is through our experiences and interactions with society that shapes us into the person that we become. Because of the creatures experiences with abandonment, abuse, rejection, and lack of nurture, the creature turns from an innocent soul into a murderous monster. Society plays a huge role in the destruction of both the creature and Victor. When Victor first leaves for ignostalt he believes that “he will be unfit for the company of man.” He feels this way because he has spent a majority of his life with his family, and his one friend Henry Clerval.
Then the directors of the school destroy his work of art because it was not kid friendly, even though they were the ones to put it into the school curriculum. I think the school’s solution to the problem was not good. Like what it says in paragraph 3 in I am real where it says, “I want you to know, too, that my publisher and I have done absolutely nothing to exploit the disgusting news from Drake.” Even when the school burned the book he said that he did not exploit them like he mentions in this quote. I think he knew his book was not for children, but what I think he really is mad about is his reputation. Its like someone making an R rated movie for a adults then a kid sneaks in watches it and complains to his parents and the parents slandering the movie
The growth of the beast is shown through the sacrifices made to appease its wrath. Slowly the boys have tricked themselves into believing this beast was something they could kill or maintain peace with, but it was something inside them that they could never appease. Lord of the flies, by William Golding has many symbols and motifs throughout with many different meanings and effects. But the most important is the beast. It represents the fear of the young boys that were stranded on the island.
The parents do not want to acknowledge that they are not showing their children love or raising them properly, so they would rather condemn heavy metal or violent video games instead. This image was painted to show the inner brutality of these two children. It was meant to show what happens when parenting goes wrong. These kids were bullied and had no one to talk to, so they took it out on other people and themselves. Their environmental surroundings turned them into something
(285) Leaders who show mercy, love, and establish friendships are taken advantage of and lose their power. It is important to be seen as a cruel and with an army to exemplify the strength and unity of your army; therefore, being seen as fearful and cruel on a greater and global level. A prince should not be worried about being considered cruel “for without reputation he will never keep an army united or prepared for any combat” (Machiavelli, 284); moreover, while this attains respect for him and he is now perceived as terrifying, he benefits greatly from acting inhumanly cruel. With cruelty comes major respect and nobody will question the prince or his decisions, instead he will be met with pure obedience and reach stability and harmony in society. Thus, a prince maintains his power through the act of mercilessness and is reciprocated with high esteem and fear from his citizens.