Lord Of The Flies Good Vs Evil Essay

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Humans are just like wild animals. The reason being that when there is no order, they turn to their naturally bloodthirsty instincts. These instincts can usually be more good than evil. This is one of the themes in Lord of the Flies. This novel, by William Golding, is about a group of boys stranded on an island during World War II. On the island, these boys have to use their resources to survive without adult supervision. Some of these characters, such as Jack and Roger, are naturally bad and they make life difficult on this island. In Lord of the Flies, Golding shows that humans are naturally and inherently evil due to their…show more content…
This is one of the main conflicts in the whole story. Ralph, who is the good side, fights to be leader over Jack, who is the bad side. Even though the boys initially vote for Ralph as the chief, by the end of the book, they all join Jack’s tribe. The boys also take pleasure in mocking Piggy, who is the smartest of the boys, just because he was fat. Jack even accuses Ralph of thinking like Piggy and being friends with him. This leads to the split between the two groups. Near the end of the book, almost all the boys leave Ralph and they all join Jack. In the chapter when the boys split and Ralph, Piggy, and Simon join their feast, Golding writes this small dialogue, “ “Who’ll join my tribe?” “I will.” “Me.” “I will” (Golding 117.) This small dialogue is when Jack asks the remainder of the boys to join his tribe. They all readily join his tribe, leaving Ralph. More boys were inclined to join Jack over Ralph because they felt that Jack actually took action and kept assuring the others that the beast would be killed. Ralph, on the other hand, kept denying that there was no beast and he just wanted them to get off the island. This showed that the boys were more inherently evil than good because they followed the person who was more popular, rather than the one who had the better

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