In the Roman Empire, England, France, and the Middle East, ever since people have been around, there has always been conflict and fighting. A common theme in war is inhumanity. For example, in World War I mustard gas would produce terrible blisters on soldiers who were exposed to it. Empathy for those suffering young men was not present in those causing the pain.
Innocence is only shown unless yourself or someone else tarnishes it. Those who tarnish other’s innocence still show innocence in a way. Those people are innocent to the idea that the innocence is being taken away and they are to blame. In Lord of The Flies, Jack tarnishes the boy’s innocence by exposing them to savagery. William Golding proves that without rules to live by, people will eventually become savage.
Several people may assume that selfishness is both unhealthy and wrong. A selfish person usually puts his own needs before the needs of other people. Selfish people need to be able to draw the line between when they need to worry about themselves, or when they should be concerned about other people. In The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, in the view of Tom Buchanan and Jay Gatsby, it is evident that the nature of man is showing selfishness through cruelty, greed, and manipulation. Cruelty is just one way that the nature of man shows selfishness.
Innocent in the beginning, until you notice implications on society, both the novels To Kill a Mockingbird & The Lord Of The Flies, the characters begin to embark on obstacles, the darkness within themselves began to show heavily in many of the scenes in the books. The adolescents in the novels began to notice crime within their community, these crimes either killed or left behind the antagonist, as the protagonist escaped the obstacle given. The crimes in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, caused Jem and Scout to become vulnerable to insults of their father, themselves, and many people in the community that agreed with their choices. The crimes in the novel The Lord of The Flies, were due to the choice of leadership, murders, and the idea
Identity defines who somebody is; when one loses their identity, it can be caused by many reasons. Lord of the Flies is a novel about a plane full of boys aged six through twelve landing on an island during a war, without any adult supervision; they try to find ways to survive; they reveal the dark side of humanity. Some of the boys violently kill each other, which causes them to not trust each other. The events that occur on the island scar them, and they will never go back to the way they used to be. Roger, Ralph, and Jack all lose their identity on the island over time, and there are many factors that contribute to their loss of identity.
For centuries, many famous philosophers debate whether humans are naturally born good or evil, or if they are influenced by their environment and circumstances. People such as John Locke and Thomas Hobbes have conflicting points of view on this matter. Early on John Locke believed that all humans were born with a clean mind, and therefore they were naturally good at the time of their birth. Thomas Hobbes disagreed with John Locke and introduced the theory that man is wicked and must be controlled. This extraordinary classic, Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding has presented more of a cynical perspective on human nature.
To the misconception of some, those who write about children are not always old people trying to relive their youth. The english society is trying to repair this conception with the promotion of Lord of The Flies by William Golding, a tale about a group of boys who have been stranded and forced to survive on an island all by themselves. This literary work of art brings up many questions that lay in the reader 's mind. One of these questions is if Golding had to shadow you and then give a speech to the student body, what would he say? Golding would say under the constructs of modern world, we have become too individualistic and desensitized to the sentient human with a conscience as a result of being too centralized around technology.
Lord of the Flies : Is human nature innate ' I believe that man suffers from an appalling ignorance of his own nature '. William Golding , 'The Writer in His Age ' William Golding was born in England in 1911. He studied at Oxford University, studying science and then British literature. After the Second World War he worked as a teacher for a long time.
Human behaviors are easy to be changed by the experiences and environment. As the time passes by, the changed behaviors can be worse or better than before. However, most people become worse because of the specific experiences in their life time. In Lord of the Flies, the changes of behavior are occurred obviously in the characters of Jack, Roger, and Ralph.
We all aspire to something in our lives. We desire to become someone, obtain something, visit some places. The goal in life is like a beacon, without which it is easy to get lost on the path of life. A philosopher Thomas Carlyle once stated: “A man without a goal is like a ship without a rudder.” Therefore, it is crucial to determine which direction it is worth moving by setting up a goal for a day, week, month, year and ultimately for a lifetime.
Throughout the novel the boys demonstrate ruthlessness, however their lack of remorse for their ruthless actions conveys an even stronger sense of loss of identity. With the help of the hunters, Jack kills the first pig on the island. When they carry the gutted pig back to Ralph and the others, Jack holds in his excitement. “He noticed blood on his hands and grimaced distastefully, looked for something on which to clean them, then wiped them on his shorts and laughed” (Golding 69). Jack demonstrates no sign of guilt for touchering and killing this innocent pig.