The Darkness Of Man's Heart Analysis

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Families are constantly depressed after witnessing headlines in the news that contain keywords such as “Young”, “Teen”, and “Suicide.” According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or commonly referred to as the CDC, suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people, with an approximate of 4,600 people dying every year. Studies in Britain have shown that half of these are related to behavior called bullying or what the author of Lord of the Flies, William Golding calls it, “The Darkness of Man’s Heart.” Thousands of people bully, however do these behaviours, or “The Darkness of Man’s Heart,” belong naturally in human nature? I suppose that behaviors such as bullying and maybe even war, are an intrinsic part of human…show more content…
“The Darkness of Man’s Heart” exists in every human being, being present the moment a human is born. If this “Darkness” is not in someone, then they are not human. This behavior never disappears as it is always present. However, there are factors that suppress the behavior. For example, one thing that suppresses this behavior are “the rules” in the Lord of The Flies. “The Rules” kept the boys civilized for a period of time. After these rules started to deteriorate, the boy’s, such as Jack, constantly picked on Piggy, eventually leading him to kill Piggy. The boys had a, what the officer called “fun and games,” however this was actually a microcosm of the war happening outside the island. This is a reason of why the rules suppress these behaviors. Another example of something that suppresses this “Darkness” are adults and schools. Before the boys were on the island they were learning from their parents and schools. They knew that hurting people was a bad thing and they should not do it. At that time they were still “civilized.” When the boys were in the island with the rules still present, there was a boy that threw rocks at another boy, however he aimed to miss. This shows that even though he wanted to bully him or physically hurt…show more content…
They can argue about the quote “They pushed me so far that I wanted to become the bully,” and say that bullying actually makes another bully. This can be valid however the reason it is not is because of the instances in Lord of The Flies. When they found out that they were standard in an island with no adults, they made the rules by themselves. They also got rid of the rules and they started to kill and torture each other. There were no people to look at to get these behaviors. So how did they get these behaviors? The answer is simple. They always had these behaviors in them, however with no one to suppress the “darkness”, the “darkness” was brought out by itself. This is why bullying is not made as it is actually intrinsic however also
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