Neutrality In Lord Of The Flies

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Lord of the Flies Essay I believe that human nature is neutral. People are not born naturally bad, but they are not necessarily born good, either. I think that everyone starts off in the middle. When a child is first born, they have no past influences. Without any past influences, they do not know of anything bad or what the word bad even means. This would refrain a person from having any negative thoughts or performing any wrong actions, which shows that there has to be some sort of spark to trigger the start of evil behavior. There is no past evidence given in the novel on how the boys lives were before they arrived on the island. Because of the lack the knowledge of this, there is no proof that the way they acted was instinct and not…show more content…
Not only is being stranded on an island extremely stressful, it also can affect one's attitude and judgement. Of course Jack was deemed as the “bad guy” throughout Lord of the Flies, but in no way does this mean he was born evil. I think one reason why he began to act out so wildy was because of his desire to be leader being shot down. When the boys were all gathered at the meeting EVIDENCE Not only was he embarrassed, but he may have also been scared that Ralph’s ideas may not keep them alive and safe. Instead, he resorted to hunting to ensure that he would never go without a…show more content…
At first, they used the conch when they wanted to speak, had meetings, all lived around each other, and were allies. There were multiple events that impacted their order. The first large problem was when they lost the young boy in a forest fire. Before this, not many extreme things had occurred and this made the boys feel much different. When some of the boys began hunting, order was greatly affected. They would be gone for hours, which caused the younger boys to not have a guardian to watch over them as they ran helplessly around like lost puppies. The final piece of order was shattered physically and metaphorically when Jack broke the conch. The conch had brought numerous amounts of order to the boys and kept them in
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