Essay On Immorality In Lord Of The Flies

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Our world is not one of peace or morality. Against all odds, we have created a world of violence and hatred, and people immoral to live within it. People forget that everyone is human and commit atrocities on those around them. Leaving wounded and sick to die on the streets because “someone else will help them” is the thought that all that pass by think. The immorality in people and the world can be seen in the article “The Dying Girl that No One Helped” by Louden Wainwright and the novel The Lord of the Flies by William Golding. Both of these sources have one main thing in common, that immorality was wild in the subjects or characters. With immorality running rampant, the only ways to stand up against it are to go against basic human nature to take action, do good, and help, and to just get involved and not watch from the sidelines. We live in a world where immorality runs rampant through the streets. People refuse to help each other in a desperate attempt to get to the top of the social ladder. To demonstrate this, William Golding wrote his allegorical novel, The Lord of the Flies, to show how morality breaks down in society. Most notably, toward the beginning of The Lord of the Flies, “ Roger gathered a handful of stones and began to throw them. Yet there was a space around Henry, perhaps six years in diameter, into which he dare not throw… Roger’s arm was conditioned by a civilization that knew nothing of him and was in ruins”(Golding 62). However, you can see that the
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