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Since the days of Adam Eve and the serpent society has had traces of evil even in the most perfect people Today society is mounted with problem upon problem essentially this supports the fact that man is inherently evil as mans evil is what causes the problems The novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding presents a group of British boys beached on a tropical deserted island to illustrate the malicious nature of mankind Lord of the Flies deals with the changes the boys undergo as they gradually adapt to the newfound freedom and responsibilities in their society William Goldings basic philosophy that society is inherently evil can be interpreted in such instances as in Simons character the beast within the boys and the methods used to hunt and kill Ralph First Simon and his relationship to the other boys show Goldings theory that society is inherently evil Even in the beginning of the novel Simon does not seem to matter to the rest of the boys he gives suggestions that are shot down by the others Simons effort fell about him in ruins the laughter beat him cruelly and he shrank away defenseless to his seat Golding 89 Simon is unique because he can actually hear the voice of the beast and discovers that there actually is no beast but the so-called beast is inside the boys Fancy thinking the beast was something you could hunt and killIm part of youIm the reason why its the truth to the boys he is mistaken for the beast and killed violently by the boys Simons death is not only pointless but in it he fails to inform the boys about beast causing even more bloodshed Lawrence S Friedman describes the moments after Simons encounter with the beast Simon staggers back down the mountain with his news that the beast is harmless But he stumbles into the frenzied mob of dancing and chanting boys who
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