Evil In Lord Of The Flies Analysis

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The Evil within Us
Evil, a psychological state of mind or a statement concerning certain actions. Evil has been around since the beginning of time, since the serpent tempted Eve to eat the fruit from the tree. Evil has been shown in heinous actions, such as when Cain murdered Abel. In Lord of the Flies, evil had slowly but surely appeared; It is demonstrated in the actions of the characters. Evil originated in the beginning of the world. In the Garden of Eden, A serpent approached Eve and tempted her to take the fruit from the tree, something God had forbidden her and Adam to do. Eve gave into temptation and ate the fruit, then gave some to her husband. As a result, they were kicked out of paradise. Later in time, Cain killed his brother, Abel. As punishment, God sends him to be a restless wanderer. Evil reared its ugly head again when the Jews wanted to get rid of Jesus because they felt like He was committing ‘blasphemy’. “Man is the cruelest animal.” (Friedrich Nietzsche). “I trust everyone. I just don’t trust the devil inside them.” (Troy Kennedy Martin).\
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In chapter four, Ralph and the others find Jack and his hunters celebrating their first hunt. Jacks proudly said that he cut the pig’s throat and joyously saying there was a lot of blood. This completely contrasts from how Jack was at the beginning of the novel. He was hesitant to kill the pig, claiming that he was choosing a place. “I was choosing a place, I was just waiting for a moment to decide where to stab him.” (Golding 23) There were traces of evil in the group as well. Under the rule of Jack, the group gave in to savage actions. When Jack and his hunters go out to hunt a pig for a feast, they suddenly pounded and attacked it like a cheetah closing in and pouncing on a gazelle (Golding,

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