Lord Of The Flies "Is Man Inherently Evil?"

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Is man inherently evil? Many people have different answers to this question some do not believe that there is such a thing as good or evil. What is good and evil? Is evil a part of every human being from the moment he is on this planet? I think that man himself chooses in which direction to go to and the environment influences his or her decisions. Many think that you are not inherently evil or good it is you and the environment that makes you evil or good. William Golding in his book is trying to prove and say through his book that people are evil by nature. If a person does not see, what he has done is wrong or evil than you cannot consider this evil or wrongdoing. Evil is when a person ...view middle of the document...

Many philosophers say that man when all grown up becomes evil good or both. Man has evil in it but it is only because of the parents and the environment.Golding tried to prove that man is inherently evil by showing what the boys on the island in his book did to Simon and how they killed, the sow. However, what he did not know is that it did not prove that they were evil. Because when Simon came out of the bushes they were scared and it is your instinct when you are in the middle of darkness, you have a weapon in your hands, and you are afraid that the being that crawled out of the bushes is a beast that you kill this being. They also killed the sow but they did not know better because they thought it was right and they wanted meat and they did not know that this was wrong so I concluded that it was not out of evil that they killed her. "Piggy could not see anything helpless while the big red boulder bounded at him the whole tribe shrieked. The rock hit piggy with a heavy blow from knee to chin and piggy flew." (180). this says that man is inherently evil because piggy helpless was standing there and Roger threw a big boulder at him and smashed piggy and the conch.In Frankenstein, the man who put the Frankenstein together made him do bad things this supports the idea that man is inherently evil. A human created Frankenstein to terrorize other people. This is a piece of information that proves that man is evil but the man that created the beast was already all grown up so it wouldn't prove that man is inherently evil."The real problem is in the hearts and minds of men. It is easier to denature plutonium than to denature the evil spirit of man." -Albert Einstein. This quote means that once a person becomes evil it is hard to make them good and see what they are doing is wrong and evil. "An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind." -Buddha. This quote means that an evil friend can hurt you more than a wild beast because he will hurt you emotionally and your mind, which is not curable where as the beast will only hurt your body, which will heal over time. "Nothing is evil which is according to nature." -Marcus Aurelius. This quote means that whatever nature does is not evil because whatever nature does, come with a cause and it is what has to happen. Since nature creates human beings, it means that what they do is not evil. For this cause, I say that man is not inherently evil.There are different definitions for good or evil because I might think...

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