Good And Evil In Lord Of The Flies

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Throughout history, there have been many different examples of good and evil. A few examples of evil people are dictators, such as Hitler and Stalin and some murderers, like Al Capone, Brutus, even Osama Bin Laden. Examples of good people are, Ghandi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Mother Teresa, have all done different things to improve situations around them. William Golding’s Lord of the Flies is no different, as Jack and the hunters become evil and savage. But, with all this evil on the island, two characters stay kind hearted and good. Simon and Piggy each are two examples of people who are unfazed by the evil until their death.
In this novel, Simon and Piggy each show multiple qualities that make them “good” characters. Piggy shows one of
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Many times the two boys were hurt or worse for being kind or trying to improve the situation. One scene that shows this is when Simon is trying to tell the truth of the beast but is unfortunately murdered by Jack and his tribe. As Simon walks out of the forest the boys say, “ It came darkly, uncertainly. The shrill screaming that rose before the beast was like a pain. The beast stumbled into the horseshoe. “Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!” The blue-white scar was constant, the noise unendurable. Simon was crying out something about a dead man on a hill”(152). This quote shows how although Simon is just trying to tell the boys about what he saw, they take his idea for safety for granted and just decide to brutally murder him instead. All Simon is doing is trying to stop anymore trouble within the society, but he instead is punished for doing so. This also happens when Piggy is trying to calm down the situation between Jack and Ralph. The two of them are fighting about how Jack killed a pig but then put out the fire just as a ship was passing by. While they fight, Piggy is off to the side trying to calm them down. Unfortunately, Jack uses all of his rage on Piggy and smacks him across the face, breaking his glasses in the process. Both this quote and the last have shown how the two boys are good kind characters, but are taken for granted by the others. All

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