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In the 1600s the enlightenment was in its infancy Philosophers such as Thomas Hobbes John Locke Baron de Montesquieu and Jean-Jacques Rousseau had just published their philosophies about political social and economic affairs Rousseau proposed that people are good in nature however they are corrupted by society Thomas Hobbes believed the antithesis The condition of man in the state of nature is a condition of war of everyone against everyone459 Ellis Esler William Golding took the same pessimistic outlook as Hobbes in Lord of the Flies believing that man was innately depraved This is demonstrated through the destructiveness ostracizing and biases inflicted by man unto himself The boys are evil by instinct causing strife wherever they roam According to Golding destructiveness is not limited to savages but also extends to the cultured people of the world I had discovered what one man could do to another I am not talking of one man killing another with a gun or dropping a bomb on him or blowing him up or torpedoing him I am thinking of the vileness beyond all words that went on year after year in the totalitarian states It is bad enough to say that so many Jews were exterminated in this way and that so many people liquidatedlovely elegant wordbut there were things done during that period from which I still have to avert my mind lest I should be physically sick They were not done by the headhunters of New Guinea or by some primitive tribe in the Amazon They were done skillfully coldly by educated men doctors lawyers by men with a tradition of civilization behind them to beings of their own kind Golding 41 The true destructive power of man is represented constantly in life Showing the atrocities as a civilization we are capable of committing upon each other This destructiveness appears copiously in the case of the boys In fact it nears
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