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Lord of the Flies Illustrates

Lord of the Flies Illustrates that people are, by nature, evil. Do you Agree?
Throughout the novel LOTF illustrates that people are by nature, inherently evil as well as disprovingthe theory that man is innocent and society evil – quite the contrary. At the start of the novel a fly could have done more damage to the boys than the latter to the fly. However, as the novel progresses and the boys take on some form oftransformation, with the aid ofa beast known as the Lord of The Flies, they are caught up in a society with no rules or ramifications regarding their actions, just savagery and immorality. The killing of Simon and the hunt for Ralph are two classic examples of evil. There are however exceptions to the rule, such as Simon and his "prophetic", harmless figure.
The novel begins by stereotyping the boys as proper, well groomed and polite English boys, incapable of any of the atrocities performed by them later on in the novel – the most important being the brutal murdering of Simon.
Simon had just come back from a quest to find the beast, climbing mountains to get there, only to find out that the beast was in fact not a physical being (the beast on top of the mountain was actually a parachutistwho was killed in combat) but a beast that resided in every one of them and just needed the right environment to flourish and prosper. However, Simon's choice of timing couldn't have been worse to tell the group of his findings, as the level of fear was at its highest amongst the boys when Simon decided to crawl into the circle in the middle of the night whilst surrounded by a group of rowdy boys shouting "Kill the beast! Cuts its throat! Spill its blood!" The temptations of the savagery were too overwhelming for Ralph and Piggy as well, who also had some part in the murder of Simon in the circle. This was an act of barbarity by the boys. Nothing excused them from committing such evil. Nothin…

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