The Human Condition In Lord Of The Flies By William Golding

Topics: Meaning of life, Human condition, Human nature, Transhumanism, Personal life, Philosophy of life / Pages: 4 (827 words) / Published: Mar 8th, 2017
To understand how the human condition connects to Lord of the Flies one must first understand what the human condition is: The human condition is defined as "the characteristics, key events, and situations which compose the essentials of human existence, such as birth, growth, emotionality, aspiration, conflict, and mortality." William Golding's "Lord of the Flies" depicts a pessimistic view of human nature, addressing the human condition of fear, aggression and leadership and how it influences human organizations.
Throughout the novel there is a lot of conflict, arising in the first few chapters of the book and essentially creating a snowball effect. The human condition is greatly impacted by the surrounding environment of the people. People turn to “savages” or evil when surrounding conditions take a turn for the worst. If the plane with all of the children did not crash then most or all of the resulting conflict wouldn’t have arrose. The island that the children are living on turns into survival of the fittest. Without even knowing their survival instincts kick in, and all other “rules and guidelines” that society follows are completely disregarded. Conflict between two competing impulses that exist within all human beings is the main problem throughout the
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They all come from England but are very different from each other. Jack represents rebellion and savagery. Physically he is tall, thin, and bony: and his hair was red beneath the black cap. His face was crumpled and freckled, and ugly without silliness and he has light blue eyes. Jack is a symbol for rebellion and evil. His group that joins him is called the savages. They are represented as evil and to have animalistic qualities.Jack is strong-willed, egomaniacal and the novel’s primary representative of the instinct of savagery, violence, and the desire for power. Ralph on the other hand

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