Saturday, August 3, 2019
William GoldingÃ¢â¬â¢s main reason to explore the defects of human nature Es
William GoldingÃ¢â¬â¢s main reason to explore the defects of human nature in his novel Lord of the Flies is to portray the destruction caused when civilization is consumed by DEFECTS OF HUMAN NATURE William GoldingÃ¢â¬â¢s main reason to explore the Ã¢â¬Å"defects of human natureÃ¢â¬ in his novel Lord of the Flies is to portray the destruction caused when civilization is consumed by the dark side of human nature. He also wanted to divulge the reactions and behaviors of different types of people under same situations. The four main Ã¢â¬Å"defects of human natureÃ¢â¬ that is explored in the novel are fear and insecurity, indolence (longing for excitement), being dependent on others and ignorance towards reality. These defects make the boys join JackÃ¢â¬â¢s tribe even though Jack is selfish, quick-tempered and violent. Fear plays an important role not only in the novel but also in our lives as it reflects upon our actions. Everyone reacts differently while experiencing fear or insecurity. Early in the novel, Jack mentions that Ã¢â¬Å"WeÃ¢â¬â¢ve got to have rules and obey them. After all, weÃ¢â¬â¢re not savages. WeÃ¢â¬â¢re English; and the English are best at everything. So weÃ¢â¬â¢ve got to do the right thingsÃ¢â¬ (Pg. 42). Later on, when Jack is asking the boys to raise their hands up if they donÃ¢â¬â¢t want Ralph as a chief, he endures humiliation as no one raised their hands. It is the fear of being ruled under Ralph which leads Jack to being the chief of the savages. Furthermore, when the Ã¢â¬Å"littlÃ¢â¬â¢unsÃ¢â¬ are afraid of the beast and tell Ralph about it, he denies it as Ã¢â¬Å"there isnÃ¢â¬â¢t a beastÃ¢â¬ (Pg. 35). This is one of the reasons why the boys left Ralph to join JackÃ¢â¬â¢s tribe. Jack gave the boys a way to deal with their fear from the beast. He told the Ã¢â¬Å"littlÃ¢â¬â¢unsÃ¢â¬ that Ã¢â¬Å"fe... ... the only ones who take the signal fire seriously. Later on in the novel, after the feast, Ralph admits that he is responsible for SimonÃ¢â¬â¢s death. Piggy refuses to believe it as Ã¢â¬Å"It was darkÃ¢â¬ and Ã¢â¬Å"It was an accidentÃ¢â¬ (Pg. 173). Though deep inside, Piggy knows that it was murder. Similarly, there are many people in this world who refuse to accept the true facts no matter how obvious they are. As Golding grew up during the war periods, he witnessed these Ã¢â¬Å"defects of human natureÃ¢â¬ . He explored these defects in the novel Lord of the Flies so that people can relate it to themselves, acknowledge the problem and find solutions for it before civilization is consumed by darkness and ruled by savagery and fear. As mentioned earlier, he hopes that the world unites as soon as possible as he knows that there is no one who can rescue this world from chaos and darkness.