How do Simon's death and Piggy's death make powerfully clear Goldings idea of human nature?

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To me, the deaths of the two boys show very clearly two very negative aspects of human nature.  I believe that Golding is trying to bring those out by the ways in which the two die.

Simon dies because people fear what they do not understand.  The whole idea of...

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To me, the deaths of the two boys show very clearly two very negative aspects of human nature.  I believe that Golding is trying to bring those out by the ways in which the two die.

Simon dies because people fear what they do not understand.  The whole idea of the beast is something they have made up for themselves to personify their fear of the unknown.  When they kill Simon, they do it blindly, out of fear that he is the beast.

Piggy dies because people are power hungry and selfish.  He dies in a dispute over power and over whether there should be rules to regulate people's behavior.

So each boy dies for a different reason, but both deaths show very negative aspects of human nature.

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