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A Description of the Potential For Evil in Everyone as One of the Theme in the Novel, Lord of the Flies By William Golding
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One of the themes in the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding is that there is the potential for evil in everyone In society this evil can usually be controlled by moral and authoritative boundaries but in some cases it can be gradually let out in bursts of immoral activity As the characters in the novel regressed from their moral boundaries one character stood out the most Roger He represents the worst kind of people people that profit off the destruction and decimation of others His regression from the start of the novel to the end showed that the evil in everyone can come out eventually Roger is an evil and deplorable character With his black hair and black choirboy attire he was a dark and terrible person He was not noticeably darker than when he dropped in but the shock of black hair down his nape and low on his forehead seemed to suit his gloomy face and made what had seemed at first an unsociable remoteness into something forbidding Roger was an authoritative bigun that didnt seem to care about the consequences of his actions Not only was his appearance gloomy but his personality tended to be as well Roger uncommunicative by nature said nothing His physical appearance led the reader to believe that Roger was a completely corrupt character inside and out Roger seemed civilized near the beginning of the novel Even though he was civilized he still had the tendency for evil While he threw rocks at Henry he aimed to miss Roger gathered a handful of stones and began to throw themHere invisible yet strong was the taboo of the old life This demonstrated Rogers tendency for evil and his attachment to the civilized world It also showed that there is the potential for evil in everyone As the novel progressed the evil that was in Roger seemed to show itself even more prominently Near
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