Lord of the Flies Essay | Man's Inhumanity in "Lord of the Flies"

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Man's Inhumanity in "Lord of the Flies"

Summary: In "Lord of the Flies," William Golding show how humans can become evil without the effects of civilization. But there is hope for mankind in the message. The characters of Simon, Ralph and Piggy all represent the decent parts of our nature.
William Golding's Lord of the Flies is indeed a novel about the reality of man's inhumanity to man. It does prove that humankind are capable of terrible crimes. It shows violence, savagery, primitive behavour and extinction of all civilisation. Even though throughout the book Torture and fear are expressed and horrific incidents occur the fight for survival still goes on and in the end it's not all gloom and doom. There is hope; this is shown by the character of Ralph and the Marine Officer at the end of the novel, who represents civilisation and order.

It's a dream come true, stranded on a deserted island with no adults, no-one to boss them around, tell them to lace up their shoes, clean your teeth, or even go to bed, it was a wish come true, or so they thought. The boy's soon realised...

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