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Lord of the Flies - Human Nature 1

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Lord of the flies - Human Nature

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Human nature is unavoidable. In his novel, Lord of the Flies, William Golding is making a profound statement on human nature. He is expressing mankind's essential illnesses through the boys on the island. Golding establishes that the nature of human beings is truly destructive, evil and savage.

Before the boys arrive on the island is a beautiful tropical paradise untouched by civilization. When the boy's plane crashed a "long scar (was) smashed into the jungle" (p.1, Chapter 1) The island has been scared just like the cities that have been scared by atomic warfare. The harm to the island was caused by a man made object which shows that it is man who causes destruction. No matter where man goes he always brings destruction. The boulders that the boys push over also represent man's destructive nature and brute force. The boys have fun causing destruction to the island. They even pretend the bolder is "like a bomb"(p.25, chapter 1). It is evident that man's feral nature exists even in their fun and games. Another example of man's destructiveness is too look at the condition of the island when the boys first arrive and when they leave. In the beginning the island is described as a heavenly place full of life. In the end

Evil exists in all human beings. No one ever wants to admit that they are evil so they place the blame for all the evi


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