Lord of the Flies by William Golding

589 Words Feb 24th, 2018 2 Pages
The one who decides what is evil and what is not is not just one man or women alone, it is decided as a community, and this description of evil seems to fit Rousseau’s beliefs more than William Golding and it is what I believe in with stronger feelings. The book, Lord of the Flies shows William Golding’s beliefs with description and symbolism, William Golding believed that man was naturally selfish and wants to protect himself more than anyone else and because of this, man is at constant war with other men. His quote “The world, that is understandable and lawful world, was slipping away” (William Golding, Lord of the Flies, goodreads.com) means that if a person is away from society, he would not stay by the rules and go into anarchy by time and this contributes to his beliefs and it shows in his book. A major contributor to his beliefs is a English philosopher named John Hobbes which made the regulations that Golding stands by and makes up his beliefs. A French philosopher by the name Jean-Jacques Rousseau also had beliefs on how humanity controls and shows evil, His beliefs were mainly opposite of William Golding’s beliefs where humans…
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