Lord of the Flies

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Cruel World
“Robert I am going to kill you over and over again. Don’t even think about trying to win,” said my usually very kind friend during the time we played video games. We went to his house and played on his new X-Box 360 when all of a sudden he started to get really into the game. My friend started to mutter loudly every time I killed him. When I killed him for the tenth time, he was so outraged he began to start yelling. I was astounded by this new side of him and froze. I could not believe that my kind friend would act like this. He would yell, and when he finally managed to kill me, he leaped up and exclaimed to me that he would not let me win. At the end of the game, where I beat him quite badly, he said that he hated me and would completely destroy me in the next match. The way he acted showed to me that everyone can act differently than their normal attitude just like all the boys in Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies when they change to survive living on the deserted island with each other. In his novel Lord of the Flies, William Golding illustrates man’s inherent evil.

In the novel The Lord of the Flies, Golding uses plot to illustrate man’s inhumanity to man. First, Simon runs down the mountain, and everyone murders him because of their non-sophisticated behavior. After Simon climbs the mountain by himself to investigate the so-called “beast”, he discovers that it is actually a dead man who died while fighting in the war. Hoping to bring good news to everybody, Simon descends the mountain but meets vicious hunters who circle around him and prepare to slay him. The hunters, who transform into bloodthirsty creatures, murder Simon without a second thought all the while chanting, “Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!”(152). The fact that the hunters slaughter Simon without a second thought of taking another person’s life illustrates their inhumane treatment of another human. Another cruel action occurs when Roger annihilates Piggy....
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