Who Is The Inhumane In Lord Of The Flies

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The inhumane acts prevalent in the modern world are rooted in mankind itself. As stated in the novel Lord of the Flies, the author William Golding proposes the idea that the defects of society stem from the defects of human nature (204). The Khmer Rouge regime exemplifies that the flaws of society emanate from the abuses of one’s power; unless humans change their morality, society will not improve. Genocide is defined as the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group. The genocide of Cambodia can be traced back to Pol Pot, the leader of the Khmer Rouge regime. He was a communist leader and implemented extremist policies. The “Khmer Rouge army marched into Phnom Penh...forcing all of its residents to leave behind all their belongings and march towards the countryside” (“Cambodian Genocide”) to work as farmers, similar to concentration camps. Civil rights were stripped from all the citizens; “...under the communists the country was much worse than it had ever been…” (Ngor, Haing, Roger Warner 4). Pol Pot wanted to create a “new” Cambodia by starting all over, moving back to rural life practically in one night. Corruption of power and high levels of crime …show more content…
The corrupt power and evil nature of Pol Pot and his regime will leave an everlasting mark on Cambodia. One’s innate selfishness and vicious behavior are the catalyst to millions of innocent lives lost. Criminal desire for control and authority obliterate humane morals, therefore one cannot see the catastrophic consequences that result. In order to heal society, individuals must seek things in moderation and work together. Creating change must be done in incremental steps, otherwise it will turn into a landslide of terrible events. Although it is nearly impossible to change human nature, mankind can learn to address the signs of potential threats in order to prevent future

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