Lord Of The Flies Good Vs Evil

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Good versus Evil in Lord of The Flies Eric Burdon once said, “Inside each of us, there is the seed of both good and evil. It's a constant struggle as to which one will win. And one cannot exist without the other.” The fight between good and evil is repeatedly displayed over history. This is evident in the novel Lord of The Flies by William Golding. Through the use of conflict a theme of good versus evil is depicted. Ralph’s combat of good versus evil triggers internal complications throughout the novel. For most of the prose, Ralph remains true to his good morals and actions. The English adolescents immediate respect for Ralph as a leader gave way to his position on the island. The qualities he possesses as a leader help to control the…show more content…
Ralph begins his leadership by naming Jack and the choirboys the “hunters.” The boys and Jack are expected to hunt the animals on the island for food. The way Jack approaches hunting is completely uncalled for and harsh. Jack chants, “Kill the pig! Cut his throat! Kill the pig! Bash him in!” (Golding 114). This represents Jack’s true evil intent and how little he respects nature and other people. Additionally, Jack expresses his corrupt mind to the littleuns. He frightens them screaming, “Fear can’t hurt you any more than a dream. There aren’t any beasts to be afraid of on this island… Serves you right if something did get you, you useless lot of cry babies” (Golding 82- 83). Jack is drilling the littleuns, telling them that they deserve to die. They have done nothing harmful toward Jack and he is insane and evil. Lastly, Jack lures the boys from Ralph and Piggy. Friedman supports this by expressing, “Now that the primary task is to kill the beast, Jack assumes command. Promising hunting and feasting he lures more and more boys into his camp. Man regresses from settler to roving hunter, society from democracy to dictatorship” (235). He wants total control over the boys that he will do anything to get all of them, including torture. Jack verifies throughout the novel that he is capable of evil actions and evil
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