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From the dawn of humanity to the eras of medieval and renaissance all the way ourcurrent modern society and even to the yet to be experiences distant future humanity has alwayshad problems with one natural eventchange In late 16th century there was an Italianphilosopher by the name of Giordano Bruno who was trying to bring about change in his timesthinking and beliefs but naturally society conflicted what Bruno had to say and would eventuallyeven kill Bruno for his views It still affects us in our current times as written in the classic workLord of the Flies Lord of the Flies written by William Golding in 1954 contains a characternamed Piggy who tried to bring about change in boys he was stranded with on an island Unfortunately no one would really listen to Piggy Eventually he would pay the ultimate pricewith his life while trying to bring common sense into their secluded island world Throughout ourhuman history we have often demonstrated three reasons why new ideas and change are oftenhalted Firstly our belief that who we are and what we know is superior to that which someoneelse believes or says Secondly as a society whether as a singular person or collective as a groupwe do whatever it takes for our own views and beliefs to be kept alive and finally because of allthis the people who offer controversial concepts often suffer controversial consequences BothPiggy and Bruno are perfect examples of how we as a society have an innate inability to considernew and different concepts opposing its own and will do anything to protect itself from thesePiggys constant attempts to be heard and considered and the suppression of GiordanoBrunos unique thoughts both exemplify how we as a society try to suppress those which aredifferent than us thus making ourselves feel superior The conch shell made Piggy think he couldspeak and be heard but not everyone listened to him and even fewer considered his ideas whereasBruno succumb to
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