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The Murder of Simon in "Lord of the Flies"

Summary: It may appear that Jack and the hunters were responsible for Simon's death in "Lord of the Flies," but the true culprit is the innate barbarian instincts of the boys. Golding says there are two innate human instincts: barbarianism and civilization.
In "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding, the murder of Simon happened in an eventful and stormy night. Although physically it seemed as through Jack and the hunters were responsible at his death, but if we looked into this matter deeper, we would find that they were innocent. If so, who should be responsible for his death?

In my opinion, we should blame the beastie instinct that was lurking in everybody for the eventful murder. William Golding, trough his novel intends to highlight the idea that there are two instincts in everyone, an instinct to be civilized and obey rules and regulation and another instinct to kill and hurt others. Golding also wishes to imply that the civilization instinct is learned rather than innate but the barbarian instinct in human is innate. When human is in a society, they are...

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