Nature Vs. Nurture : The Lord Of The Flies Essay example

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Nature Vs. Nurture
If a child hits another child, because he got his toy stolen, is it because of the way that the child was raised? Or is it simply because they are children? Well, that is where the debate ‘Nature Vs. Nurture’ comes into play. The way the child was raised is the ‘Nurture’ part of the debate, and the, “... because they are children,” part is the ‘ Nature’ part of the debate. A parent can not raise a child to be perfect. If a child is taught that hitting is bad, that does not guarantee that the child is not going to do it. Everyone has the tendency to do “evil” whether people think they do or not, because that is just part of human nature, it is who we are. There are many things in literature, and in real life situations that prove this.
The book The Lord of the Flies written by William Golding is a very good example of the continuous struggle in finding an answer to the ‘Nature Vs. Nurture’ debate. The book is a fictional story about a group of English boys who crash land on an island, and try to start a new civilization in which they elect a leader of the group. Although this worked in the beginning, after a short time civilization and peace began to fall quickly. There are many examples in the book that show the slow fall of civilization, and the transition into savagery in the boys. For example, there is a quote in the book, “There was a space round Henry, perhaps six yards in diameter, into which he dare not throw. Here, invisible yet strong, was the…

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