Inherently Good Essay

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Every human being has a neutral nature, but making that nature inherently good or bad depends on the person and his surroundings. In the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding, talks about a plane that crashed into an island and killed all the adults, but a group of school boys left survived, and they became increasingly savage. The characters’ natures are inherently good in this text.
To begin with, the first character who is naturally good is Ralph. He is good as he always tries to find new ways to get all the boys rescued and allow them to survive until get rescued. He says that “[w]e can help them to find us. If a ship comes near the island they may not notice us. So we must make ...view middle of the document...

He is innocent and helpful, so he just sees positive sides for example, he taught Ralph how to blow the conch and he did not think that if someone comes, they will appreciate Ralph, for he blow it. Thus, Piggy is naturally wise and helpful boy.
Last but not least, Simon is genetically calm and helpful boy. He is a patient and nice kid that never gets involve in fights. The quotation that supports this is, “Simon found for them the fruit they could not reach, pulled off the choicest from up in the foliage, passed them back down to the endless, out-stretched hands. When he had satisfied them he paused and looked around” (Golding 56). He picked the fruits from the tree that kids want to eat, and they were irritating him, but still he helped them and went away. It shows that he did not want to shout or fights with kids because he knows that kids are not mature and they like to do these things. He is calm and helpful that’s why he was just helping all the kids and went away without saying anything. He also was not getting annoyed by kids or scaring them...

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