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Easy to Become Evil Is mankind really evil The modern classic Lord of the Flies written by William Golding explains the faults of man Lord of the Flies begins with a group of civilized young males becoming stranded on an island On the primitive island the children attempt to create an ordered society but the exact opposite is accomplished The youths lives progress into a state of pandemonium because their lives are without the pressures of a political structure As a result of the tumult the refined children transform into barbaric savages At the end of the story the kids are rescued from the island A running theme in Lord of the Flies is that man is savage at heart always ultimately reverting back to an evil and primitive nature The cycle of mans rise to power or righteousness and his inevitable fall from grace is an important point that book proves again and again often comparing man with characters from the Bible to give a more vivid picture of his descent William Goldings modern classic compares Simons life to Jesus Christs and the novel also proves two aspects about man -- that fear is an instinctive trait in man and that man can easily become evil Lord of the Flies compares Simons life to Jesus Christs life In the novel Simon is a peaceful lad who tries to show the boys that there is no monster on the island except the fears that the boys have Simon tries to state the truth there is a beast but its only us When he makes this revelation he is ridiculed This is an uncanny parallel to the misunderstanding that Christ had to deal with throughout his life Later in the story the savage hunters are chasing a pig Once they kill the pig they put its head on a stick and Simon experiences an epiphany in which he sees the perennial fall
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