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I am intrigued and disturbed by your view of mankind that you have portrayed in The Lord of the Flies However this view to varying degrees is generally correct with few exceptions That is why I am forced to comply with your philosophy After reading Lord of the Flies I see the astounding parallel of various components of society to the microcosm shown in the novel I have found that the events of wisdom and rationality being crushed and the fact that almost every boy falls victim to his evil side are the strongest symbols that imply a parallel in society Although Hitler lost the war and World War II has ended the world is still ravaged by violent conflict Be it unrest in Africa or the politics of North American nations the Jack Meridew surfaces in us all I have found that Jack symbolizes and shows the primitive human instincts and tendency to violence that all humans have within These instincts today are fulfilled not only by violence and brutality but also by hateful words and hostile intentions One great thinker of our time once said A broken bone can heal but the wound a word opens can fester forever In the story Jack used fear and violence to satisfy his lust for blood and power without any hint of thought for others Now people not only rule with tyranny but with lies contempt and hatred There is however hope for civilization Humans are capable of great things such as democracy religion creativity and to some extent ethics Without these it is almost definite the civilization would never have come into being and we would most certainly be primitive animals Animals we still are but we have come a long way from primitivism At the moment mankinds achievements have the potential to bring ultimate destruction Nuclear technology biochemical warfare and poverty as a result to industrialization are on the brink of causing a worldwide
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