Evil In Lord Of The Flies Research Paper

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Mankind is supposed to be the alpha over all the other animal species, but this is not always the case. We as humans still have that urge to do evil animalistic things. “Man is the cruel animal.” Golding exposes the defections in man by showing how the boys being faced with being stranded on an island by themselves, resorted back to the ways of early mankind. The boys were progressively getting less and less civilized, losing touch with reality and acting as if they were animals only tending to their own desires. Throughout the novel “The Lord of the Flies” Golding shows that most of the boys are naturally evil. One example is that Jack is the one of the first ones to become less like an English schoolboy and more like a savage. Jack only sees a purpose in hunting; he no longer has any desire to keep the fire going which means that he does not care to be rescued. Jack paints his face with carious things he finds on the island, this shows that jack is no longer the boy that they had on the island before he is now a true animal or savage. Another example is of one of the boys who showed a trait of being evil is Roger. Roger is probably one of the most evil out…show more content…
In the imaginations of many of the boys, the beast is the source of evil on the island. Life on the island got worse progressively as the evil inside each one of the boys became stronger. Simon realizes this before his meeting with the Lord of the Flies. During an argument over the reality of a beast, he shares his belief with the others. Simon tells them, "Maybe, maybe there is a beast maybe it's only us" (p. 89). The other boys begin to argue with simon. The boys who supported jack cheered when Jack scolds Ralph, saying "If there's a beast, we'll hunt it down! We'll close in and beat and beat and beat!" (p. 91). Their fear of the beast and desire to kill it shows that they only care about killing and do not know the logical thing to do in the

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