Lord Of The Flies Good Vs Evil

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Understanding Good vs. Evil Camus states, “The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.” Camus strongly emphasizes that understanding is key part of having good intentions and to be defined evil a person must consistently make the wrong choices despite knowing what is correct. Lord of the Flies is a novel about a group of boys who are stranded on an island, but they fail to maintain peace and order. "Toys of Peace” concerns two boys who play with war toys for fun. In the novel The Lord of the Flies and short story "Toys of Peace", Golding and Saki prove through violent actions and thoughts that “man’s essential illness’ is the struggle…show more content…
While trying to protect his fellow friends Ralph stabs a boar and exclaims, “I hit him, I hit him with my spear, I wounded him” (Golding 114). Ralph only wishes to protect his friends and provide food. Afterwards, Ralph began to celebrate due to his achievement, which exemplifies his happiness in violent actions. Ralph’s excitement reveals that killing is now something to be proud of, when in reality killing is a disgusting and unforgivable act. Similarly, when Eric heard news of the new toys he was going to receive he became overfilled with joy. He continually voices his opinions of what he may receive with enthusiasm, “Albanians have got jolly uniforms, and they fight all day long” (Saki 1). Eric was already aware of war toys and was fascinated by them. The first exposure of war toys intrigues him and therefore he wishes for more. The impactful impression causes him to take interest in war toys, however he still shows that he wants these particular toys because they are known to fight ultimately foreshadowing misuse of the toys. In both cases, certain impressions are everlasting and extremely impactful. Both authors illustrate, that these impressions strongly shape how one will act and think and in the end it encourages them to continue to make the wrong
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