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There is a Beelzebub in each man and woman of this known society It is the fury and the mire of human veins Dostoievsky 205 The author William Golding sums this up in the quote the defects of society can be traced to the defects in human nature Golding presents this idea in the novel Lord of the Flies This premise is proven in the savagery and the indolence that lies within the boys of Lord of the Flies and within us all Savagery is very evident in the story of Lord of the Flies This savagery shows up greatly when the boys are hunting Take for instance when Maurice rubbed the blood all over his face Golding 135 This act relates to murder in todays society They both have the same savagery driving them Another example of how savagery leads to murder is when Simon is killed and everyone is chanting Kill the beast Cut his throat Spill his blood Golding 152 The excitement of the moment brought out the savageness of their animal being In conclusion murder can be traced back to the savagery within human natureLust for power is extremely evident in the Lord of the Flies Through the story their minds become crowded with memories memories of the knowledge that had come to them when they closed in on the struggling pig knowledge that they had outwitted a living thing imposed their will upon it taken away its life like a long satisfying drink Golding 70 The idea that they can control something gives them pleasure This can be translated directly into society again through murder Many people who act on this want to kill receive satisfaction knowing that they have the power to destroy something as substantial as life Another example of lust for power is illustrated by this quote He became absorbed beyond mere happiness as he felt himself exercising control over living things Golding 61 This lust for
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