The Lord Of The Flies: A Character Analysis

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Within all humans lies a basic purity and desire for good. This desire for perfection can be explained by humans wanting more of what they have been originally bestowed. Humans realize that this innate goodness is vulnerable to manipulations and have acted to protect its original state of decency. Religions are explained through humanity’s desire to better heart, a desire to be like the creator who is all perfect in a state of original holiness. Humans are best explained as white shirts who gather up stains in the muddy trek of life. It is more logical and more concrete to identify the shirt as the human person’s innate goodness than it is to rationalize that a human is mud (evil) which tries to gather more mud. Pope John Paul II of the Roman Catholic Church precisely argues this point. He states that men have a desire to …show more content…
After this disaster, the boys make a mock society which eventually falls apart. One character in particular, Simon, maintains his humanity to his death. Simon started out at the beginning of the novel wandering around the forest , taking long walks to get away from the craziness of the boys,”“Simon grabbed the conch convulsively. "I wanted--to go to a place--a place I know." "What place?" "Just a place I know. A place in the jungle" (Golding 85). He practiced an act similar to the Ascetic Christians. Simon would remove himself from potential embroilment frequently. Simon was also known for being very generous throughout the book as he would go out Simon was a product of Golding, who made a story so realistic that it is still reviewed and discussed this present-day. One of the only reasons that Simon is appealing to the reader is because of how relatable he is and how he shares a fundamental goodness like all. In spite of this amount of evidence presented in favor of human’s innate goodness, others still