Loss of Innocence

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It has been said that innocence can be defined as the state or quality of being morally free from guilt or sin, through lack of knowledge of evil. I will examine pieces of literature that convey the loss of innocence to either a particular person, or a group of people. The first piece of writing I have chosen is, The Lord of the Flies by William Golding. In the middle of a war, a plane carrying a group of schoolboys crashed onto an island. The pilot had been killed, so that left the boys to fend for themselves. The boys were brought up properly, so naturally, they were very well behaved and orderly at the beginning of the novel. Most of all, they longed to be rescued. As time goes on, hunting becomes a priority for some of the boys, and…show more content…
Regardless of how evil is obtained or innocence is lost, the outcome is the same. Once the knowledge of evil is acquired, there is no way of returning to the initial state of innocence. Ernest Hemmingway once wrote: “All things truly wicked start from innocence.” Loss of Innocence Grade 11 English Culminating Prepared for: Mr. Cody Prepared by: Jessica Gillis Date: June 8th,

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