Lord Of The Flies How Human Nature Is Complex Essay

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Lord of the Flies Essay “Human nature is complex. Even if we do have inclination toward violence, we also have inclination to empathy, to cooperation, to self-control.” Steven Pinker. Humans are naturally complicated. The way we think and behave are so complex that sometimes even ourselves question why. We act different when we are around different people. We hurt and bully other people, and we do stupid things.In Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, shows us the natural complications of human beings, and the abilities of humankind. To begin with, why do we act different when we are around different people? Is it just a simple thing called manners, is it because of the way we were taught or is it a natural human behavior that develops as we grow? Everything is complicated, and not everything answers with a yes or no. We never know ourselves until one day things suddenly happen to us , our different self will naturally come out. For example, in the book ,when everyone was talking…show more content…
This popped up in my mind when Jack look in the water and see himself as a complete stranger. On page 63, when Jack was rubbing the white and red charcoal on his face; “ He looked in the pool for his reflection, but his breathing troubled the mirror... A rounded patch of sunlight fell on his face and a brightness appeared in the depths of the water. He looked in astonishment, no longer at himself, but at an awesome stranger.” Is this is the true side of Jack? A complete stranger who he ,himself didn’t even recognized. The side of the beast always exists in Jack, but for the whole time it was just waiting for the right moment to be revealed. In this chapter, it clearly show us that Jack has transformed to a vicious human monster and he is no longer a choir boy who just wanted power. It also revealed that we don’t just have one self, but multiple faces hidden behind our mask slowly will be
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