Are we as people innately good and evil is just an external condition, which overcomes our good conscience? Or is evil is an internal condition that is being kept in line by the laws and norms of society? Many people frequently ask these questions and William Golding opens up a whole new vocabulary. William Golding was in the royal navy during WWII and was exposed to plenty of violence, seeing what men were truly capable of.
In his book Lord of the Flies, William Golding is trying to teach us that “even the most suitable environmental conditions will not suffice to overcome man’s innate cruelty.” Meaning even in the greatest of conditions it will not stop a mans internal evil to overthrow. According to Freudian psychology the mind is split into three sections and in a healthy person, the strongest part is our ego which that balances the id and the superego. “we are born with our Id. The id is an important part of our personality because as newborns, it allows us to get our basic needs met. Freud believed that the id is based on our pleasure principle. In other words, the id wants whatever feels good at the time, with no consideration for the reality of the situation.
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When a child is hungry, the id wants food, and therefore the child cries. When the child needs to be changed, the id cries. When the child is