Essay about Lord Of The Flies By William Golding

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People Are The Products of Our Environment
Human nature involves the ways of thinking, feelings, and behavioral traits among human kind. The book, Lord of The Flies, by William Golding and the story of a serial killer named Jeffrey Dahmer both share similar traits when you think about how they affect “human nature” or how they affect society. Lord of the Flies and serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer’s story share similarities about human nature because they both show elements of savagery.
William Golding’s Lord of the Flies is about a group of British schoolboys that got stranded on a deserted island. The main characters of this novel are: Ralph, Piggy, Jack, Simon, and Roger. Ralph is a fair-haired boy who represents leadership. “The boy with fair-hair… had taken off his school sweater… and his hair was plastered to his forehead.” (Golding, 7) Ralph was selected leader of the boys that were on the island with him. He is one of the boys that tries to keep peace with each other. He also diverts most of his attention to finding ways to get rescued from the island instead of trying to survive and have fun like the other children. Piggy is a short, overweight boy who represents order and civilization. “He was shorter than the fair boy and very fat.” (Golding, 7) He suffers from asthma, so he is unable to help the other children work on the island. Piggy’s glasses are a very important tool used in the book because it is used to make fires. Jack is a boy who is around the same age as…

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