The Flies Essay, Research Paper
Man is Evil
Man is naturally evil. There are many different ways to prove this theory; some include philosopher s perspectives and literature. People have been debating back and forth weather or not man is evil or good. This report is about to prove that man is in fact evil.
The writer chose to prove his theory with passages from the story Lord of the Flies. Now there any many quotes in this book that can prove otherwise, however, he still believes that man is evil. Just read this passage. I don t care what they call me, he said confidently. So long they don t call me what they did at my other school. Ralph was interested. What was that? the fat boy glanced over his shoulder, then leaned toward Ralph and whispered they use to call me Piggy Ralph shrieked with laughter he jumped up Piggy!,Piggy! (Golding 11) Now that was only one example of why man is naturally evil. Right there Piggy decides to place trust in Ralph and in seconds it is shattered. This could relate to society in that if some one tells another person something in private. Then the next day when the kid goes back to school it s all around school it would be nearly the same thing.
There is another passage from this book that may help prove that man is naturally evil. It reads, I ve got the conch, Ralph thinks you re all a bunch of cowards, running away from the boar and the beast. And that s not all. There was a kinda sigh on the platform as if everyone knew what was coming. Jack s voice went up; tremulous yet determined, pushing against the unco-operative silence. He s like Piggy. He says things like Piggy. He isn t a proper chief. Jack clutched the conch to himself. He s a coward himself. (Golding 126) Now in that passage jack was trying to overthrow Ralph as chief. Plus the way he did it was known as mudslinging ; a political term that politicians use against one another in debates or speeches. The writer believes that the passage just stated was a prime example of man being evil.
Now after previewing those last two passages from Lord of the Flies, look at this one, ” The rock struck Piggy with a glancing blow from chin to knee; the conch exploded into a thousand white fragments and ceased to exist. Piggy, saying nothing, with no time even time for a grunt, traveled through the air sideways from the rock, turning over as he went. The rock bounced twice and was lost in the forest. Piggy flew forty feet and landed on his back across the square red rock in the sea. His head opened up and stuff came out and turned red. Piggy s arms and legs twitched a bit, like pig s after it had been killed. Then the sea breathed again a long,slow sigh, the water boiled white and pink over the rock; and when it went sucking back again, the body of Piggy was gone. What happened there was Jack and his savages pushed a boulder in to Piggy killing him. Now that the writing is complete the reader can decide weather or not for themselves is man evil or is man good.
Now after reading this report everyone will be able to decide weather or not man is inherently good or evil. After reading this report you still think man is good; read this book.