What Is Human Nature In Lord Of The Flies

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Human nature is a very interesting part of human beings. When we are in a community we are held back from some things we normally would do. Suddenly you are put on an island with nobody holding you back from doing whatever it is you like to do. As a human being you will find yourself doing the things you enjoy, and then creating the things that will help you do survive. In the book Lord of the Flies, William Golding is expressing the boys human nature, they have their fun when they first arrive but then they realize they need to decide on a leader to allow executive decisions to be made. Ralph is the decided leader, then the boys go about their lives and explore. Then some of the boys build shelters because they understand they will need them …show more content…
This is why Ralph wants to be the leader, but once the other boys become comfortable they realize they want to do things their own way and then disagreements and fights start to happen. Jack has a brilliant idea to base his group off of hunting which is why more violence appears on the island because Jack repeats the thought of killing and hunting so it carries over and makes the kids want to kill each other. “We’ll hunt. I 'm going to be chief….We are going to forget the beast”(Golding 133)! Jack explains to all the boys to persuade them to follow his beliefs. Killing things sounds really appeasing to middle aged boys so that encourages more boys go to jack 's group. The human nature is telling them to go to Jack 's side because it will be fun, but the more humane group would be Ralphs because he focuses more on the necessities of survival. “There 's another thing. We can help them find us, if a ship comes near the island they may not notice us. So we must make smoke. We must make a fire”(38)! This is Ralph 's explanation to all the boys that they must make a fire to increase their chance of being survived by a great amount because the smoke will be used as a signal to passing ships. Clearly human nature is helpful as well as hurtful because it creates a situation of competition between those who think everything has …show more content…
Human nature will create some infractions in life just as it did in the book Lord of the Flies. Jack and Ralph both had the human nature of wanting full control and running things the way they thought was better, while not taking the others ideas into consideration. “which is better- to have rules and agree, or to hunt and kill?” “which is better law and rescue, or hunting and breaking things up?”(180) As Jack and Ralph are arguing right before jack sets the island on fire to try and kill Ralph. This created conflicts and it forced sacrifices to be made and in the end the brightest figure survived. Afterall without human nature Ralph may have never survived, but he did survive because his human nature allowed him to outsmart Jack and his fellow

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