Lord of the Flies Essay | Student Essay

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Golding's Philosophies in "Lord of the Flies"

Summary: My essay is about evil in nature compared with civilization in "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding. Golding's opinion is that man is essentially evil and nature brings it out.
Nature versus civilization is a topic that has been debated about for centuries. Even Voltaire argued whether the true cause of unrest in the human population stems from their primitive roots or their modern society. He said that man is basically evil, while Rousseau said that man is essentially good and embracing nature will bring out this inner decency. Even more than two hundred years later, no answer can be reached and the issue is still being deliberated. Golding agreed with Voltaire when he wrote Lord of the Flies, making the boys become more savage as the novel goes on. This savagery occurred in every character, even Ralph and Piggy. However, the character that best displays William Golding's philosophy that man is inherently evil is Jack Merridew.

Jack starts out like all the other boys, confused and seeking order. After Ralph blows the...

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