Lord of the Flies

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Griffin Theriot
Ms. Kevorkian
Period 4 English 9 Honors
June 4, 2012
Ethics Essay
What is the foundation to the society in which we live in? Ethics. Ethics are a system of moral beliefs. Ethics are what can destroy a society or make it a better place. Usually everyone in a society has a different view on ethics, and view differently form what is right or wrong. What this means is that everyone does not have the same ethics because people view ethics differently. I contribute to the continuance of our free democratic- republic/society through my belief in honesty, hard working, and trustworthiness.

Honesty is one of the beliefs that I believe is a very important value that someone should have. I came to believe in this value because I see that people who are honest can fit into a well working democratic-republic/society. I contribute to society by using honesty is by being honest to everyone and not lying about who I am. “’ Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.”’ What I like about this quote is that it is showing what some people truly see honesty as, and that is not being true to other people. In the beginning of Lord of the Flies, they have to create a set of rules in which they have to live under. “ We’ve got to have rules and obey them. After all, we’re not savages. We’re English, and the English are best at everything.” This quote is showing that you have to be honest towards the rules or else society (or the group of children0 will become savage. Also throughout the book you see them slowly ignoring the rules, and while they do that they become more savage and savage. Overall I believe that honesty is a very important trait to have if your trying to function in society because it will help show who you really are as a person.

I think that being hardworking is one of the best traits that a person can have. When I came to believe that hard working is one of the best traits a person can have is when I...
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