William Golding 's Lord Of The Flies

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What is human nature? How does William Golding use it in such a simple story of English boys to precisely illustrate how truly destructive humans can be? Golding was in World War Two, he saw how destructive humans can be first hand, and how ‘normal’ people can turn into savages. In the book Lord of the Flies by William Golding, Golding uses the theme of human nature to show how easily society can fall, and how self-destructive human nature is towards itself. Throughout the story there are recurring patterns of how twisted and sick human nature can lead us to be. Some of the aspects of human nature Golding referenced to in the book were; destruction, morals, and hallucination. Golding also includes character, conflict, and violence as well as symbolism to portray that humans are inherently evil despite, their attempts to be what they think is right.
Golding makes good use of characters in Lord of the Flies, he demonstrates a contrast between good and evil through each of the characters. One of the characters that represents good, is Simon. He is pure, and has the most positive outlook. Simon is very different from the other boys, he seems to always be helping the smaller children who are disoriented and many other vulnerable boys such as Piggy. "Simon sitting between the twins and Piggy, wiped his mouth and shoved his piece of meat over the rocks to Piggy, who grabbed it." (Golding 74) This quote interprets an example of a time when Simon helped Piggy by giving him food, it

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