Good Vs. Evil : The Lord Of The Flies And Wwii

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Knowledge Good vs. Evil: The use of good and evil in the Lord of the Flies and WWII The Lord of the Flies by William Golding has shocked and stunned most everyone in the world that has read it because of the connections it makes to World War II people and countries. It provides deep insight on how civilization will eventually not exist or will be corrupted because of the evil that is found in everyone. For example, the greatest power civilization has is the power of knowledge, represented by piggy in the Lord of the Flies, and Mr. Albert Einstein in WWII. In WWII there was significant amount of bloodshed; countries were willing to do whatever it would take to win the war. The U.S. as a result broke the “circle of civilization”, what is morally acceptable in society, to gain power over people, just like roger, by dropping the atomic bomb on Japan (Golding 62). William Golding also links WWII to the theme of knowledge by having piggy represent Mr. Einstein because he used knowledge for the greater good of men and having Roger represent the U.S. because they both used knowledge for evil. Albert Einstein was one the greatest mind in the 1900s. In 1905 he went on to achieve worldwide fame for his general theory of relativity and received a Nobel Prize in 1921. After Hitler gain control of Germany he emigrated from Germany to the United States. In the 1930s Einstein theories included his equation E=Mc2 which later help form the foundation for the atomic bomb. In the late 1939
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