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In Gotham City the Joker places bombs on two ferries and leaves the fate of the each ferry in the hands of the other in hopes of turning one side against the other before time runs out The human body has inside it two warring divisions the good and the bad the yin and the yang It is the individuals job to suppress the dark side of human nature but oftentimes even the most careful actions fail to combat the forces In the classic novel Lord of the Flies Golding expresses the idea of good and evil within the human through the use of a double-sided islandGolding uses the forest as the site of destructive events revealing the evil nature of mankind When Ralph Jack and Simon are exploring the island moments after they fall from the sky the roots and stems of creepers were in such tangles that the boys had to thread through them like pliant needles 26 The boys had to pick their way through the needles because they did not have the ability to freely walk through the forest which emphasizes the frustrations in life big or small By using the forest as the setting of the first of many downfalls Golding draws attention to the importance of the forest during which evil events occur After they realized the importance of pigs as a source of food the boys killed a sow in the forest where its terrified squealing became a high-pitched scream and the hot blood sprouted over his Jacks hands 135 The boys start off as innocent young children that pick fruit off the trees for nutrition but they quickly turn to the most gruesome act to find food murder Since murder is one of the most brutal acts a person can commit the death of the sow represents how quickly a person can activate his or her inner evil as well as the extent to which he
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