Frankenstein Essay

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There were many different theories that many authors and poets had used in order for inspiration from very famous philosophes. In the book Lord of the Flies by William Golding there is a story about boys who are going to school but take a sharp turn for the worse and are deserted into a mysterious island. People in the group of boys start to have a consensus and they even begin to have a leader but they start to break apart and end up becoming savages. In the poem Snake by D.H Lawrence it tells a story of where a man is going for water but sees a snake during his journey for water. Even though he wants his water now he waits patiently for the snake to leave, then he throws a stick because ...view middle of the document...

As the boys on the island are getting further on in the story the kids start to become more and more like savages. Simon was known to be the follower of the kids and only did what he was told to and nothing else. However he ironically found out who the beat was. It was not one thing but all of the kids on the island turning into savagery were the beasts itself. The poet of the poem is influenced by not only the guy in the background but also his own mind telling him to make the snake go away by throwing a log at it. The Snake and the Lord of the Flies are similar to each other because people around them are influencing and imprinting good or bad things onto other people, which may turn into goodness or savagery.
The philosopher John Locke’s ideas are played a big role in the Lord of the Flies. John Locke had once said, “All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it” This was very true in the Lord of the Flies because all of the kids in the island were just normal kids when they had crashed into the island, but afterwards they became downright savages. In the beginning they had tried their best in order to keep society under control and to find the best way out, but things just kept on getting worse and worse. This had ultimately started when Jack had argued over the position of leader and they technically went their own separate ways in the island. However the actually action that had made them into savages was when they had murdered Simon. Simon was just an innocent kid who didn’t do wrong to any of the kids on the island. However since the savages on the island didn’t know what to do to survive they had decided to kill him because he was the “beast” meanwhile it was actually the rest of the kids on the island become beasts. . “Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood”! (Golding 152) This quote really shows how much the innocent kids from the start had grown up and become savages because of how society had affected them Jack was part of the society that had imprinted bad thoughts and actions towards the kids...

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