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Evil Created by Humans or Systems?

Summary: Golding's novel "The Lord of the Flies" reflects upon human society and shows how, if put the ideal situation, the evil held inside man can emerge from the depths in which it is contained and come to light in the most alarming and upsetting ways. The two major sets of systems in the novel are the ones in place during Ralph democratic rule, and the ones in place during Jacks dictatorial rule. In both cases the systems within either end in failure, or are distorted into a blatant form of evil.
"Golding inveighs against those who think it is the political or other systems that create evil. Evil springs from the depth of man himself - it is the wickedness in human beings that creates evil systems or that changes what from the beginning is, or could be, good into something iniquitous and destructive."

- This was said of William Golding in 1983, when he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Is it really the social, economic or political systems surrounding us that are to blame for the evil atrocities that take place around the world? Or is it rather us humans who impose this evil upon society, economy and politics thereby tainting all integrity and forcing such atrocities to occur? Golding's novel "The Lord of the Flies" reflects upon human society and shows how, if put the ideal situation, the evil held inside man...

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