Lord Of The Flies And Night Comparison Essay

822 WordsDec 21, 20174 Pages
The corruption of mankind is caused by the innate characteristics of sin, chaotic evil, and compulsive urge for wrongdoing. In the novels, Lord of the Flies by William Golding and Night by Elie Wiesel portrays the potential of evil in every person. In Lord of the Flies, a group of schoolboys become stranded on an island and seeks ways to hope for them to survive until they are found and rescued. The lack of resources causes conflicts into who should survive and receive the benefit of these items. The book Night depicts the horrific event of the Holocaust and the story of Elie, a survivor and his journey through the camp. The book reflects the inhumane actions of the Germans towards the Jews and other prisoners and how their life was taken…show more content…
Night by Elie Wiesel reflects the inherent of evil in mankind by the cruelty of the Nazi Germans towards the Jews and the prisoners towards one another. “Their fingers on the triggers, they did not deprive themselves of the pleasure” (Wiesel 85). The SS officers were ordered to shoot anyone who stopped or appeared exhausted during the march and shot them like dogs. The prisoners were human just like them and being able to shoot someone of the same entity demonstrates how far mankind has come to holding malevolent behavior in their actions and how it’s something they are not taught, but as something born in them. In addition not only did the SS officers detained this violent inhumane conduct but the prisoners even turned against one another for the sake of their self-fulfillment. “Our nerves had reached a breaking point...a few men forced her to sit down, then bound and gagged her” (Wiesel 26). The prisoners were irritated at the mad woman on the cattle car screeching and wailing and couldn’t bear her shriek and immediately took action into killing her for their own contentment. In similarity to the SS officers, the prisoners did not have a rationale for their actions indicates the corruption of mankind. Regarding the baleful characteristic, the novels Night and Lord of the Flies compare in
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