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Golding Puts Forth the Idea That Man is Inherently Evil Essay written by lillyflower14 The novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding used a group of British boys beached on a deserted island to illustrate the malicious nature in mankind Lord of the Flies dealt with the changes the boys underwent as they gradually adapted to the secluded freedom from their society William Goldings basic philosophy that society was inherently evil could be espied in such instances as the death of Simon the beast within the boys and the way Ralph was fervently hunted Through the story Simon acted as the Christ Figure The death of Simon symbolized the loss of religious reasoning As the boys killed Simon they had let out their savage urges and acted in a cannibalistic manor Even after the death of Simon Jack and his tribe did not feel any penitence to what they had done killing to them had become second natureThe circle became a horseshoe A thing was crawling out of the forest It came darkly uncertainly The shrill screaming that rose before the beast was like a pain The beast stumbled into the horseshoeKill the beast Cut his throat Spill his blood Golding 141In this quote a figure had crawled out of the forest and the ring had opened to let it inside Mistaken as the beast by the Jacks tribe Simon was beaten to death After the group disbanded for shelter from the storm The storm subsided and the tides moved in and out Simons body was washed to sea Here because of the storm the darkness and fear the boys became hysterical They acted savagely not knowing what they were doing The boys did not take a second look to what their actions were They had let their malicious urges control them He cam-disguised He may come again even though we gave him the head of our kill to eat So
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