The Humanity Hidden Within Essay

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“To prefer evil to good is not in human nature; and when a man is compelled to choose of two evils no one will choose the greater when he might have the less.”(Plato). Peter Brooks’ movie and Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies, express the idea of evil in human nature and through the evils we see the boys on the island change over time. Both the novel written by William Golding and the movie directed by Peter Brook evidently showcase the defects of human nature through the characters journey.
In science Darwin expresses through creatures, the idea of the survival of the fittest. In Lord of the Flies, Golding states, “How can you expect to be rescued if you don’t put first things first and act properly” (Golding 45). This is an important quote said by Piggy because everything the boys were doing was affecting them from being rescued. The boys are divided into two groups: one trying to be rescued and the other trying to survive. The survival group is hunting while the rescue group is building signal fires and shelter homes. In the movie, the surviving group, also known as Jacks tribe, would have a different kind of costuming. They would paint their faces to blend in with the scenery to hunt and kill. Peter Brook emphasized on the costuming to show the audience how the children try to blend in with the forest and seek themselves into savagery. Individuals know today that killing is against the law but in the book and movie killing is a game between the boys and an only a few survive.
Without a doubt, the fear of an object or a person over takes the mind to various thought and object that should not be opened. In both the novel and the movie there is a beast in which no one can find. The unknown creature becomes a night mare to a child with a mulberry colored birthmark. He is not pictured in the movie but is described in the book. Golding states,...

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