Lord Of The Flies Evil Vs Evil

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Brandon Dunning Mr. Robel English 2 November 5, 2010 Lord of the Flies Lord of the Flies, a novel by William Golding, reveals the inner evil in human society. It shows that human kind is hopeless when it comes to evil and that it can take over anybody. William Golding did a good job showing how evil can gradually take someone over. For these kids stuck on the island it was only a matter of time before they turned evil and became hopeless. When the boys were deciding who should be chief and who should be hunters, the group decided Ralph should be the chief and the choir boys should be the hunters. The hunters went out to kill a pig for dinner, and Jack was their leader. When they found a pig to kill, they surrounded…show more content…
When Jack killed the pig, he cut off its head and put it on a stick, which was found by Simon. Simon was known for going unconscious for a short period of time; he was just about to go unconscious and had a vision of him talking to the head of the pig which was covered in flies. (This is how the book got its name) The pig’s head, tells Simon that the beast isn’t something they can kill; it’s the evil inside of all of them, “’Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill!’ said the head. For a moment or two the forest and all the other dimly appreciated places echoed with the parody of laughter. ‘You knew, didn’t you? I’m part of you?’”(133). After the conversation with the Lord of the Flies, Simon goes unconscious, when Simon wakes up, he runs to the camp to tell everyone what he had just encountered. It was raining and there was thunder and lightning, thinking Simon is the beast, the boys deliriously murder him, “At once the crowd surged after it, poured down the rock, leapt on to the beast, screamed, struck, bit, tore. There were no words, no movements but the tearing of teeth and claws” (141). In this quote, it makes them seem like they are becoming animals and insane. It shows the boys’ inner evil. They all think they’re doing the right thing because they think Simon’s the beast, but really they are brutally murdering one of their members and
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