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Reading Lord of the Flies one gets quite an impression of Goldings view on human nature Whether this view is right or wrong true or not is a point to be debated This image Golding paints for the reader that of humans being inherently bad is a perspective not all people share This opinion in fact is a point that many have disagreed with when reading his work There are many instances throughout Lord of the Flies that state Goldings opinion suggesting an evil human nature Each of these instances are the bricks holding together his fortress of ideas that are constantly under attack Lord of the Flies is but an abstract tool of Goldings to construct the idea of human nature in the minds of his readers Throughout the novel it is stated that all humans are evil It is said that this evil is inescapable and will turn everyone evil At one point in the book when the Lord of the Flies is representing all evil this theory is stated as The Lord of the Flies was expanding like a balloon Golding 130 Along with this idea is the religious symbolism that is used for ineffectively confronting the evil In the book Golding has Simon symbolic of Jesus Christ a Christian deity confront the Lord of the Flies This is a pigs head on a stick that is imagined to talk and represent the evil in all humans Simon tries to act and spread the knowledge of this evil to others but is killed This is a direct reference to the death of Christ alluding to the Holy Bible At many points throughout Lord of the Flies Golding writes for the characters to become gradually more and more evil This attribute even reaches the symbols of goodness and order such as Ralph Once when Ralph and Piggy go to the feast on Jacks beach they begin to meld with the others and their
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