Lord Of The Flies By William Golding

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Many people have their own views on humanity. They can either be that humans are essentially good but can become corrupt or that people are just essentially evil. They have their own opinions, some people can tell their perspective on humans in other fashions. If people are essentially good, they how do they become corrupt? Or if are truly evil, then why do some people seem like they are kind people and they can never do such things? To take both of these into account, a person may saw that people are good but deep down have evil within them. People may ask how does the evil within a person come out, the answer to that is that it is thanks to their environment. The environment around a person can undoubtedly draw out the evil within them…show more content…
The story of the novel is depicts a group of boys surviving a plane crash, they must do their best to survive on an island until rescuers come, that is if they do. In the novel they face many challenges, the largest one being creating a successful society where they can maintain some sort of order; however, the boys end up failing in this attempt. This led the boy to gradually change due to their long time away from society as they knew it, an example of one of the boys starting to feel the change of his environment affecting him is Roger. Roger started getting rocks and started throwing them at a younger boy when Golding writes, Roger gathered a handful of stones and began to throw them. Yet there was a space round Henry, perhaps six yards in diameter, into which he dare not throw. Here, invisible yet strong, was the taboo of the old life. Round the squatting child was the protection of parents and school and policemen and the law. (Golding 86-87) Roger in the quote is throwing rocks at Henry who is younger than him, he is doing this because he is now somewhere where there is no one to punish wrong doings; however, he seems to avoid Henry, later in the quote Golding specifically wrote “Round the squatting child was the protection of parents and school and policemen and the law”. (Golding 87) Roger is reminiscing what it felt like to live back where he used to which had parents, school, policemen and laws. Even though none of those are there
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