Judgement on Appearances
People today judge each other by the ways they act, the ways they dress and their looks. The phrase “Don’t judge a book by its cover” is often repeated, but not often followed, but some still judge others by their appearances but not personalities. An analysis of the book, Lord of the Flies and Vice: Liberia shows how people judge others both consciously and subconsciously.
People often make assumptions based upon their first impressions and appearances of others. In the book Lord of the Flies, Ralph immediately attempted to ditch Piggy because of Piggy’s appearances. When Ralph gathered everyone together, the other children immediately wanted to vote for Ralph because Ralph was good-looking and he looked like a leader but he was stupid. The phrase “Don’t judge a book by its cover” is continually used, but not followed because the children automatically disliked and shunned Piggy because he was fat, ugly and wears glasses, but little did they know that he was smart and could help build up the society. Since people judge others on their assumptions based upon others’ appearances, we will often judge others not knowing they are something else. If we give in the time to get to know that person, we will find out that they can really be different from their appearances.
People often make assumptions without thinking about it. For example, if a guy saw a pretty lady, they would automatically talk nicely to them, same as vice versa. In Vice: Liberia, General Butt Naked was a murderer and a rapist during the wars. He killed innocent children and drained all the blood from their fragile bodies as he feasted on their hearts. People in Liberia view him as a person with good morals and values, forgetting about the fact that people that they may or may not know were killed by him. The people of Liberia view him as an evangelist and a man who is a leader with a strong, confident voice that can lead. Since people often make...
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