William Golding Lord Of The Flies Argumentative Essay

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Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding, was about a group kids, from Britain, who had gotten on a plane, and the plane was shot down. Before it had crashed though, the group of children jumped off and survived. It was good they survived but now they are trapped on an island. Together they must work as a team to survive until they can be rescued. As time goes by though, problems arise and things go downhill. When the book was first written in the 1950s there was much controversy about the meaning of the book and why a group of young boys were chosen to be the victims and stranded on the island. One of the biggest questions people asked about reading this book is whether or not humans are instinctively good or bad. I believe that humans…show more content…
For example, Hitler. This man came into power for Germany and totally changed the face of this Earth. All he wanted was total power; over everyone, it did not matter who you were. He murdered Jews, African-Americans, the crippled, and many other innocent people, and all for what? So he can be in charge and everything can be his way. This relates to Jack and how he wanted things his way and wanted to be in charge. Hitler never stopped. He did not realize what he was doing was totally wrong; just like Jack. Another example from history that supports Golding’s view that society is bad is through a man named David Duke, Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. The KKK was a group that had their own beliefs and rules. They believed that whites were the superior race. They were extremely racist and caused great harm. Just like how Jack treated Piggy, just because he was a little different from the rest of the kids. So are humans good or bad? The Lord of the Flies shows us many examples on humans are bad. This is why I believe that humans are instinctively bad. I am not saying we are not good but when the situation is right our savage side comes out and it shows that humans are
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