EVIL AS AN INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY IN LORD OF THE FLIES BY WILLIAM GOLDING INTRODUCTION There is a constant tension or conflict between good and evil in the world. At times evil appears to be so dominant and powerful that we may even think evil to be supreme. But, sooner or later the momentary supremacy of the evil gives way to the ultimate triumph of good. We often blame the society or the political system for the evils that are being perpetrated in the world.
He did not want to believe any of it he didn't listen , he thought he knew what was correct , and being the way he was , got the worst part. Oedipus showed disrespect to the gods. His power was a part of his ignorance , being king. He tries to put himself in a god's position , thinking he is that powerful.
He believes that when uninfluenced by society man will revert back to savage like behaviour. Humans will turn on each other, kill each other and have an animalistic drive. Thus proving the beast within humans, which is the inherent evil. However this story is a work of fiction that largely ignores many important details. The characters in Golding’s story are unrealistic and he disregards certain feelings and reactions to situations that occur during the story.
The reason to that is, something in their life could've happened to them to make them that way or certain people, in general, make them like that. There is good in everyone sometimes you just have to look deep to see it. Evil is a very powerful word, it means to be profoundly immoral and malevolent. No one can come into this world and hate everyone and thing to be malevolent towards them.
The definition of sympathy: feelings of pity and sorrow for someone else 's misfortune. I feel these emotions towards the creature because of the circumstances in which he was created. Although I do not support his actions, I can see why the creature turned to violence and darkness. The creature fell into the expectation of what everyone thought he was. He was fed up with the mistreatment, and humans jumping to conclusions.
Since humans are born savages everyone has an evil lying within, therefore when something happens that triggers that evil the human will resort to their natural sense of savagery because that is their nature and because civilization is just a concept that keeps us from showing our true selves. From the moment a human is born, they are told how to talk, how to walk and how to act. The society humans live in constrict a human’s natural sense of savagery; however strip that away and put a human in a situation where the rules of civilization are absent then there will be nothing but pure chaos. In Lord of the Flies, the kids try very hard to stay civilized, however, it proved to be too difficult as their inner evil started to take over. The island was slowly becoming more and more chaotic because the rules of civilization didn’t exist on this island, therefore, it was all about “survival of the fittest”.
As his whole existence is based solely in the moral perversion to hate good simply just because it is good. More than just an inhuman monster, Grendel is a symbol envy and strife which no civilization is free from. Impervious to tradition weapons of man, Grendel further solidifies the idea that that not only is Grendel a physical enemy, but also a moral one that must be dealt with by every civilization (Lawrence). Grendel serves to act as the polarizing
Victor frankenstein's may have the standard looks, but his actions are considered to be evil. So in modern day his behavior would categorize him as a monster. Victor is made up of his pride and selfishness. He knew that Justine was innocent and his monster is the one who was guilty, but he wanted to save himself the embarrassment.
According to Durkheim, men were creatures who have unlimited desires which can lead to a natural instability. Thus, there needs to be an external control that is, societal control. But it is this societal control that discourages an individual to think for himself and leads to mindless following for norms that are established by the society. Eg: Fanaticism. Just like Hiccup’s situation where he was criticized for being different which didn’t allow him to accept his individual capabilities and as a Viking though their ultimate goal was to protect the village and gain control over dragons which they achieved by killing them , and internalized this means of achieving the goal as an “occupational hazard”.
William Golding's Lord of the Flies, shows us young boys stranded on an island and what is needed to survive. In chapter nine betrayal must have been the first thing Simon thought, When his only friends were the ones to take his life. The ones closest to you may be the ones to betray you. Golding uses dramatic irony to show how unlucky simon was, Due to the fact that he was killed by his friends yet they did not know who he was.
When proper British children are without society, they become scary, intimidating savages. Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding, is about young British boys crashing on a plane on an island without adults to guide them. When they are left by themselves, they get together and form a vote on who should become chief. When the fair boy, Ralph is picked chief, Jack does not like that. Jack is the leader of the choir.
In literature, symbols can have multiple meanings, which often change during the course of a book. William Golding demonstrates this concept in his novel, Lord of the Flies, to help his readers understand the purpose behind the book and keep them engaged through critical thinking. Although there are many examples of symbolism in the story, three of the most prominent roles go to the conch, the boys' appearances, and "the beast." In the beginning of the story, a group of young boys crash on an uninhabited island. One of them, Ralph, uses a conch to gather the rest of the survivors together.