Pride In Lord Of The Flies Quote Analysis

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Evil because of power, pride and Fear.
Buddha once said, “It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him into evil ways.” In the book “Lord Of The Flies” by William Golding, the characters are British boys whose plane has been shot down and they land on an island. As they time goes by the group experiences changes in mental state and values and they go from civilized to savages. The boys perform actions that they may deem as necessary for survival but the way the actions occur show the evil and savagery. The evil within humans energies when one fears to accept their actions, has desire for power and pride
People will do anything to experience the feeling of power, even things that are inhumane. In the book the “Lord Of The Flies
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After Jack killed the pig, he “danced a step or two, then remembered his dignity and stood still grinning. ‘I cut the pig’s throat,’ said Jack proudly”(Golding 69). Usually when something is killed or injured humans have a tendency to feel sad for the thing that is hurt. But even after Jack used harsh methods to kill the pig, he doesn 't feel anything but pride because in the previous chapter, he was to scared to kill the pig. Now that he killed the pig, he is proud and has proved to everyone that he isn 't a coward and is in a high position since he bough back meat for the group to eat. The similar theme of pride is shown in “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst. Brother is ashamed that his brother Doodle is crippled and the doctor told the family tat Doodle would die if he ran or did normal things a child would do because of his heart condition but Brother took up the challenge ans taught Doodle to do the things he couldn’t do. “I did it for myself; that pride whose salve I was, spoke to me louder than all their voices”(Hurst 3). Brother admits that the only reason that he taught Doodle to walk is because he was ashamed but later on this pride leads to…show more content…
M Kushner, it tells us about the different reason that scapegoating happens. Everyone scapegoats someone“since we may find ourselves condemning bullies and world leaders while denying our own inclination to split off and project fears and anxieties onto our intimates and neighbors.” In day to day life there are many negative things that one learns about themselves. As one is educating themselves on the thoughts in their brain, they are shocked when they see the negative and evil things that they think of. Their main goal is to keep that information to themselves and they start blaming other people for the negatives. In the the book, when the group was together, Piggy was the main scapegoat. But as time goes by, the boys need something else to blame their problems on. They then target the beast “this head is for the beast. It 's a gift.”(Golding 89). They start worshipping the beast and giving it different thing to not make it attack them. They scapegoat the beast by saying they cannot climb the mountain because the beat is there and because they can 't climb the mountain, they cant reach civilization. The fear that the characters have compared to the fears of people in the real world are the same: they don 't want to accept their negatives. All-in-all, both the “Lord Of The Flies” and the real world relate because the evil inside humans energizes when they was power, pride or are scared. And they want to be viewed as the best by everyone else which causes
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