William Golding’s book, Lord of the Flies, is one the few pieces of literature that can make a person stop and think about their own life. It makes them think about what they are doing with their life, and where they are going with it. The book brings many of society’s flaws into perspective. It shows how we as humans act towards other human beings. But the book can be used as an example of how one can try to stop others from making those mistakes.
One of the biggest problems of human nature is that we tend to ignore certain types of people. For example, many people tend to shy away from talking to the geeky kid with glasses if they have an opportunity to talk to someone else who is more “popular”. Sometimes people even do this without even realizing that they are doing it. They do it because they worry about what other people are going to think if they are seen talking to the geek. But sometimes talking to the more “popular” person is really boring because you have nothing to talk about, but if you had talked to the geeky kid, you probably would have had an intense conversation about something you actually have in common.
Another thing people tend do is make assumptions about people before they even get to know them. For example, in Lord of the Flies when most of the boys think Simon is crazy because he goes off into the woods by himself. Just because he doesn’t do the same things they do they treat him very differently. The result of their treating him differently is the untimely death of Simon. Even after Simon’s death, the boys still treat each other in similar ways, resulting in more deaths, similar to what happens today.
Human beings are also experts on doing things that will benefit them more than it would benefit others. A perfect example of this is in the book The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. In the book, the witch tells Edmund that she will ensure he is the only King in Narnia if he betrays his siblings. Edmund agrees and betrays...