The Second Coming, a poem by William Yeats, does not have as strong a portrayal of the darkness of human kind than in Lord of the Flies, a novel by William Golding. With no government presence, disarray can spread amongst a group of people quite quickly. Once the unruliness spreads it does not take long for humans to realize that they have the potential to kill fellow living things or people.
Both of the texts represent how without rules chaos will relinquish upon a society. Lord of the Flies by
William Golding illustrates the darkness of human nature better than The Second Coming by William
Yeats. Without government, chaos erupts. During Yeats’ piece the …show more content…
Whether it is an opportunity to kill someone or a life or death situation, killing someone does not seem to be a difficult choice. Every man can inherit evil nature. In William Golding’s book the character Roger is seen throwing rocks at a younger boy but he is throwing them, ‘…to miss,’ (Ch.4 Pg.64). Since a young age of twelve Roger is adapting to being violent and embracing his psychopathic ways because of the lack of rules and the human nature which has been molded into something twisted and evil. Without law and order, humans take advantage of their savagery as an excuse to kill someone.
The idea of a human’s nature being evil is displayed in The Second Coming by William Yeats but is better displayed in Lord of the Flies by William Golding. Without a government keeping everyone under control, chaos explodes. Once chaos has exploded humans will embrace their dark side and realize they have the potential to kill others. Besides the fact that Lord of the Flies has more opportunities to display the darkness of human nature, it does do a better job at showing that even children adapt to dark