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Human nature is unavoidable In his novel Lord of the Flies William Golding is making a profound statement on human nature He is expressing mankinds essential illnesses through the boys on the island Golding establishes that the nature of human beings is truly destructive evil and savage Before the boys arrive on the island is a beautiful tropical paradise untouched by civilization When the boys plane crashed a long scar was smashed into the jungle p1 Chapter 1 The island has been scared just like the cities that have been scared by atomic warfare The harm to the island was caused by a man made object which shows that it is man who causes destruction No matter where man goes he always brings destruction The boulders that the boys push over also represent mans destructive nature and brute force The boys have fun causing destruction to the island They even pretend the bolder is like a bombp25 chapter 1 It is evident that mans feral nature exists even in their fun and games Another example of mans destructiveness is too look at the condition of the island when the boys first arrive and when they leave In the beginning the island is described as a heavenly place full of life In the end the island was scorched up like dead wood p224 chapter 12 looking more like hell The boys totally destroy their island with their war When the officer comes to rescue them he is not really saving them from anything He will just be taking them back to where an even bigger war going on Man can never truly be rescued because no matter where one goes they can never escape who they are inside Evil exists in all human beings No one ever wants to admit that they are evil so they place the blame for all the evil on something else In this case it was the beast The
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