Lord of the Flies Essay | The Theme of Evil in "Lord of the Flies"

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The Theme of Evil in "Lord of the Flies"

Summary: The theme of evil in "Lord of the Flies," the classic novel by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Evil and Lord of the Flies

It is our very human nature that thwarts our success as a society. Evils greed, corruption, and the exploitation of others are all sins of mankind. One realizes that most people do not work for the better of all mankind, but for their own benefit. Evil has been around as long as mankind because it is selfish motives that drive one to a life of malevolence. A Greek philosopher, zoologist, and critic known as Aristotle once commented that "Evil draws men together." One must fully concur with Aristotle's views for if it not without evil mankind would not have such great accomplishments as ironic as it sounds. In the book Lord of the Flies, one sees how evil again strongly influences one's actions.

Evil can work in many ways because evil is a natural characteristic...

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