Essay about Analysis Of ' Lord Of The Flies '

1145 Words Feb 4th, 2016 5 Pages
Savagery is considered animalistic, but in modern society, we mask it with nice clothes and successful careers: which reflect on the deep rooted evil that humans carry. Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies, CBS’ show, Kid Nation, and Zimbardo’s psychology experiment gone wrong, all shine light on the evil in human nature. For example, Golding’s Lord of the Flies, shows the inner evil within the boys after they are stranded to fend for themselves . Additionally, CBS’, Kid Nation, put real kids on an island to see what would really happen when kids had to compete and survive on their own. Finally, in Zimbardo’s prison experiment, the participants took on the role of either the guard or the prisoner, and the results showed how big of an impact a role had on the volunteers. All three sources, Lord of the Flies, Kid Nation, and Zimbardo’s prison experiment, have all shown the violence, savagery, and natural born instincts coming through in situations where there is a lack of society,often leading to conflict.

In Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, a group of British schoolboys are stranded on an island, alone, after a plane crash. They have to care for themselves, hunt, build shelter, maintain order, etc. Being stuck, helpless, without an adult to guide them, the boys have to accept a great deal of responsibility and leadership that is new to them. Ralph, one of the boys on the island, is elected to be the leader of the boys, but the boys grow to favor Jack’s style of…

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