Piggy Evil Quotes

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Jennifer Zarate
Yoshida
World Lit
2 December, 2015 Lord of the Flies
The places and experiences that humans go through create who each person grows to be and what they learn to believe in. Over time, people tend to reveal who they are, whether it be good or evil. William Golding, the author of the novel Lord of the Flies, believed that humans naturally portray evil. This is due to his upbringing and understanding of the outside world. Golding grew up causing harm to others as a way of escaping his own frustration. He later went on to serve in the Royal Navy where he witnesses hundreds of his men killed and saw the effect that war had on the innocent. This lead to his ideology that “man’s inherently evil” which is displayed throughout much of his work including
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Adding on, Piggy demonstrates evil lives in everyone because although Piggy provides the boys with knowledge and wisdom, he does not realize that this will build on to the tension that is seen between Jack and himself. Golding also includes evidence that proves Piggy’s usefulness. Ralph says, “What was the sensible thing to do? There was no Piggy to talk sense. There was no solemn assembly for debate nor dignity of the conch” (pg. 196). Throughout this quote, Ralph demonstrates his need for Piggy’s wisdom and knowledge. When Ralph says “There was no Piggy to talk sense” He understands that Piggy was the reason why he took most decisions and why he was the type of leader that he had become. Ralph also realizes that without Piggy he does not know what to do and doubts any idea that may come to mind. At this point, Ralph completely doubts himself as a person. Golding goes on to say “There was no solemn assembly for debate” which shows that although the boys never really agree with each other their debate was usually the reason that Ralph took action. And now that he has lost Piggy and his assembly he has no resources to rely on

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