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Macbeth vs Lord of the Flies The human being according to evolution has evolved from animals to become a superior animal form that has the ability to decipher right and wrong have recognizable feelings and at the same time have that animalistic characteristics wild beasts have The authors of Macbeth and Lord of the Flies attempt to exhibit the idea that human beings are totally capable of acting like wild beast The authors explain to us that different factors bring out our animal or beast instincts Envy fear and jealousy are factors which contribute to our regression as savages Human beings thrive on competition so such factors can change the way we think These authors use characters like Jack and Macbeth as examples of human being self corruption through letting our natural call of the wild come through Leadership can never come in second place and is only held by the first These characters after realizing the idea of kill or be killed will do anything even acts of inhumanity to advance and come out on top This with the combination of other factors simply blind folds our minds into thinking that we must always come out victorious All the values and mores that society has taught us have been wiped away simply with the illusion internal animal characteristics that we must strive in any way we can to be in the position of leadership Physical examples like Jack killing Piggy and the slaying of Banquo by Macbeth are models of how people can be temporarily blinded by jealousy envy and fear Authors trying to prove that human beings see their own eventual downfall by using such devices as apparitions and ghost to remind us we are human Apparitions haunted Macbeth in the same way our conscious come into play when we know we have violated the values set up by society This realization of doing wrong only makes some humans to more unexpected
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