Evil In Lord Of The Flies Analysis

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People choose evil out of their own will. Our conscience knows what the right thing to do is, it is one’s decision if they choose to follow it or not. Then why is there so much evil in the world one may ask. The books Lord of the Flies, Night, and The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian explain the different ways of evil well. Evil is everywhere, whether it is in a person or in an object there is no escaping it. In the case of the books, evil and hatred are in people. Having compassion for something can reveal that humans are essentially evil. In Lord of the Flies when Jack was angry, he expressed all his emotions on Piggy, which was not good. All this anger and desperation to get saved came over Jack and his group, which led to Piggy dying. “The rock struck Piggy a glancing blow from chin to knee...Piggy saying nothing, with no time for even a grunt, traveled through the air sideways from the rock, turning over as he went” (Golding 163). Jack’s mentality was set to be the best at everything and be well known. Since Piggy did not do as Jack said it made him really angry. Jack had all these emotions…show more content…
Elie having to go through all this pain and realizing how cruel the world is, started to give up in his faith and he knew that he had changed because of the trauma the experiences had left him. “I decided to look at myself in the mirror. I had not seen myself since the ghetto. From the depths of the mirror a corpse was contemplating me” (Wiesel 115). Hitler’s goal was to kill all Jews. Almost everyone knew that, but they did not know the reason Hitler wanted to. Elie was trying to keep his faith in humanity, but it was difficult for him because he saw many people he knew die. How can one think that there is good in the world after experiencing major trauma? Traumatic experiences will change who one is because they can’t unsee what they saw, and it unfortunately may scar
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