In the words of David Gemmell, “there is evil is all of us, and it is the mark of a man how he defies the evil within.” The beast in the novel starts as a symbol of fear and something that was ignored but ends up creating chaos and representing evil. In William Golding 's, Lord of the Flies, the boys making fun of the little boy for being scared of the beastie and the boys doubting Sam and Eric, Simons hallucination, and Simon 's death are evidence that show the evil and ignorance in the boys. There are many signs of ignorance towards the beast in the novel. One example of ignorance towards the beast is when the boys made fun of the little boy for being scared of the beast. When the little boy brought up the beast the first time, the older boys, “laughed and cheered,” (Golding.
Jack is the polar opposite of how Ralph lead. Jack is a tyrannical dictator who assumes control not by vote but by taking control. Jack gives them a taste of what it is like to cats aside your humanity and to become a savage. He is what lies beneath civility and the supposed goodness in people. Jack can take control because every boy on the island including Ralph and Piggy have evil inside themselves.
Grendel was only acting on instinct since the music hurt his ears. The author sets the tone in the story for us to have compassion for Grendel since Beowulf plays the roll of making the humans look bad. They exiled Grendel therefor, he did not stand a chance in the first place to become good, but instead have to live a life of misery. Grendel also only attacked when they played music since it sent waves of agony through his head. He was acting because of pain and not because he really wanted to hurt everyone.
Therefore, they become like savage dogs and only think about killing. A beast rises with them and forces get worse. The boys become naturally evil and savages as their journey continues. That is why human naturally lie and the truth is not first. And that is obvious when he wrote the book.
This society though, slowly spirals into disorder and eventually chaos. The main characters, Ralph and Jack, constantly contradict each other and fight for the loyalty of the younger boys and power. The author, William Golding, created this book to portray the potential evil in every human. These boys in particular are not inherently wicked but most of them do get caught up in the fantasy of having ultimate control which leads to the boys being unable to live amongst one another. The boys immaturity of living in the fantasy results in frivolous behavior throughout the start of the book.
His death is further proof of this and shows that when civilization disappears, chaos, violence, and savagery lie in its wake. The boys give these darker feelings a different form as a way to better comprehend their own fear and primal instincts. As they further drift away from civilization and order, their inner beast starts to control them until they let the evil completely take over. Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies displays how pertinent it is that humans have some semblances of civilization available to keep them grounded, and how it acts as a light to dispel the darkness inside man. Even young, innocent children can be corrupted by dark and intrusive thoughts when the safety of civilization is ripped away from them.
The narrator killed the old man and by his actions readers can see that he is a very evil person. He could have just not looked at him since his eye was the source of the problem. In addition, the way Hop Frog solved his conflict with the king was negative. Even though Hop-Frog solved and overcame his problems it was in a partially negative way. By his actions readers can conclude that Hop-Frog is a very evil and revengeful person.
Everyone has at least one fear. After all, humans fear the unknown. Getting stuck on an island with a creature that isn’t clearly identified as something you know of, would probably be very scary. The beast was an unknown for the boys stuck on the island. At the time, they thought it was a wild creature, native to the island, but they soon figured out what the creature was the hard way.
Biff's behavior causes him to believe that his son is spiting him, although all he is trying to do is help his poor father. Willy will constantly say things that he does the opposite of, such as stating to 'not act like an office boy' yet scrambling to assist his boss in menial tasks. His self contradictory ways can also be supported by this quote, stating"One of the primary characteristics of Willy Loman's character is his penchant for self-contradiction: "Biff is a lazy bum! There's one thing about Biff- he's not lazy.""(Murphy). The most substantial evidence comes from Willy's hallucinations.
Jack’s desire to constantly wound someone further shows his evil side. He uses the opportunity of an argument to justify his act of violence towards Piggy. Jack obeys Ralph when he disagrees, but as soon as Piggy disagrees as well, he takes actions to hurt him. All humanity inside of Jack has dissolved, leaving only an incarnation of cruelty and barbarism. His bias towards Piggy and his violent nature characterize him as the Evil