Evil Nature of Human Beings In the Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, the boys experiment with the evil nature of human beings and end up losing their humanity and sense of civilization. Each of them develops it differently, some grow stronger and realize their wrongs, and others let the evil over take them and transform themselves into beasts. Jack becomes very jealous of Ralph and his power; he wants to take it from him. Jack then creates his own tribe of boys and turns them all against Ralph, meanwhile craving the hunt for food and is power hungry. Ralph represents the goodness left on the island, while Jacks worst got the best of him.
Victor had no reason to put his creation though such pain he just did it through pure selfishness. Victor is the real monster because he has no respect for his creation, abandoned him, and causes him to turn on his creator. The lack of respect towards the Monster is so horrendous that Victor's creation has every reason to be furious. The disrespect starts right when the monster was created, "[a] flash of
The boys prove man to be inherently evil through control, mistreatment, and murder. In The Lord of the Flies the boys on the island prove that humans are innately evil through excessive control. At the very beginning of the book Jack tries to control his choir, making them hunters. Jack said to Ralph, “I’ll split up the choir-my hunters that it,“ (Golding 42). Right here Jack already tries to imply that his choir is more savage than the rest of the boys by calling them hunters.
Certain parts of each of these books caused the monster to go delirious. The monster could use some serious bibliotherapy. Thomas Volney’s Ruins of Empires creates the monster’s abhorrence to man. Because of the monster reading Ruins of Empires, the monster learns of man’s obsession with wealth and class. The book is the start of the monster’s abhorrence to man, as the monster thinks that he cannot fit in with people because he does not own any property and does not know he was born.
The reflection story I choose is called Why I Hunt: A Predators Meditation by Rick Bass. The short story tells of Bass’s love of hunting for both elk and deer. However, the significance of the story goes far beyond merely killing an animal for its meat, as it tells mostly of the emotional struggle he feels as a hunter. Bass acknowledges the fact that he is a predator but wonders if his insatiable need for meat will somehow affect him in a later life. He questions whether or not he will have to pay for all of the innocent animals’ deaths that he has caused.
Some people, like Simon, understand this concept and he says: ‘Maybe there is a beast... maybe it’s only us.’ Other people, like Ralph, do not want to believe that there is a dark side to humanity and in Chapter 2 he constantly shouts: ‘but there isn’t a beast!’ Golding successfully gets across his message that there’s ‘darkness in man’s heart’ by the frightening way he describes several events in the book. The killing of the mother sow is an extremely shocking event in the novel. When it describes that ‘the great bladder of her belly was fringed with a row of piglets’ it shows how savage the boys have become and how much they have changed, especially Jack, because at the beginning of the novel he had difficulty killing the piglet because of ‘the enormity of the knife descending and cutting in to living flesh’ and now ‘practice had made Jack silent as the shadows.’ The quote ‘wedded to her in lust’ shows us that they specifically want the female pig and won’t rest until they have her. The scene is extremely graphic and the notion of what they are doing is terrifying. The fact that the pig went from being ‘in maternal bliss’ to ‘dim-eyed and grinning faintly’ is also terrifying, because they took something innocent and turned it into something wicked, which is essentially what happened to them.
It is said that the monster’s ‘hideous looks’ represents Victor’s abnormal personality. The theme of isolation also represents doubling between Victor and the monster. Although Victor appears to be surrounded by a loving family, he ‘shuns the face of man’ and decides to become isolated from his family and the world and is trapped in a bubble of science and galvanism. Similarly, isolation is shown through the monster. He is rejected by the De Laceys and Frankenstein and ponders the question: ‘Am I not alone, miserably alone?’.
Richard overcompensates his inferiority. Richard is directly influenced by a society that does not respect him, and so he does not respect himself or society. Richard is a slave to his devilish nature, and acts on his animal instinct throughout the play. These animal characteristics are emphasized by the various metaphors in the play. The other characters liken Richard “to wolves, to spiders, toads, or any creeping venom’d thing that lives.” Shakespeare portrays Richard as a monster and a beast.
This text offers a cynical and biased view of the human population and our cultures. It confirms to the creature that he is in fact not normal and that the reactions of others towards him are definitely not normal either. He also realizes that his desire for companionship is something that all men feel and most men have. This causes him to feel even more hatred toward Victor for creating him to be alone. This leads to the monster’s threats toward Victor to create a female creature for him or he will keep on causing tragedy in Victor’s life.
How much would he find his imaginary republic short of his perfection? The main reason why people think of cannibals as barbarous and savages is because of the way they fight. They go to war naked with bows and wooden swords and their fists, they also bring home the head of an enemy which they killed, and then they eat them. They eat their enemies and prisoners not