Evil In William Golding's 'Lord Of The Flies'

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Sachi Yang
Ms. Hale
English 10 ADV (1110.5)
June 15th 2016

Outline
I. Introduction a. Thesis Statement: After analyzing novel Lord of the Flies and the lyrics of “Sympathy for the devil”, it can be easy to find out that they have the subject about evil. Therefore, how do both of them prove that evil is a nature of human?

II. Topic #1: People choose to be evil if their self-interest is involved. a. The elderly boys only care about themselves, which means no one but Simon takes care of the little boys. b. In the feast, Ralph doesn’t help Piggy and Jack doesn’t share meat with Piggy. c. Public knew that there was a danger for the Kennedys, but they were
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In Lord of the Flies, Ralph knows that accepting the meat will result in the isolation of Piggy, but he still chooses to do so. He also has a complex excuse and struggle before the surrender, just as the book shows “Ralph’s dribbled. He meant to refuse meat, but his past die of fruit and nuts” (Golding 91). Therefore Piggy has been a prey to the “ an assertion of (Jack’s) power” (Golding 91). There are two kinds of greed appeared. One is the demand for the meat, which is from Ralph. The other is the strong desire for power, which is from Jack. Both of them have caused the embarrassing situation of Piggy. Although Jack and Ralph know that leaving Piggy starve is cruel, they are willing to do so by following the greed of their inside. In a different chapter of the book, boys plunge into the excitement of killing so deeply that cause Simon’s death. The detailed process is “At once the crowd surged after it, poured down the rock, leapt on to the beast screamed, struck, bit, tore” (Golding 193). From the description of the book, the cruelty is amplified to a sever state. Regarding to the former chapters, it is definitely no adults on the island, which means no one can teach them how to torture “the beast”. However, they just evolve into skilled and brutal hunters, which not only shows the desire of happiness from killing but also demonstrates the nature leads them to act like that

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