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Lord Of The Flies Nature Of Man Analysis

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The Nature of Man In William Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies, a group of British boys becomes stranded on an island and eventually become savages, forgetting their past civilized ways. Human nature is inherently evil and savagery is displayed throughout the time the boys are stuck on the island. Even though all humans have savage thoughts, everyone is still capable of learning to stay moral by avoiding influences from the methods of savages. Everyone has some amount of savagery in them, although the majority of people prefer to hide their actions. Although Ralph and Piggy appear to remain civilized throughout the novel, they also have a savage side. Jack throws a feast in order to attract boys to join his tribe, Piggy and Ralph decide to attend. When they reached the feast, “Piggy and Ralph, under the threat of the sky, found themselves eager to take a place in this demented but partly secure society” (Golding 152). Ralph and Piggy were willing to participate in a “demented” society, as long as the society is able to protect them. Ralph and Piggy started a society based on order and civilization, however, the two people representing civilization and order considered joining a “demented” tribe that did everything in disorderly and savage ways, from bloodthirsty chants to tribal dances. Additionally, Ralph and Piggy already owned shelters, the “threat of the sky” should not have affected them, since the shelters already protected them from the elements. The tribe would not
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