Milgrams’s Experiment Proves/Disproves Golding’s Theory

William Golding believes that all humans are born evil. The only reason we behave civily is because we know that we can get in trouble by doing the wrong actions. Milgrams Experiment proves that Golding’s theory is true. His experiment was to gather an authority figure, a teacher, and a student. Under the influence of an authorative figure the teacher follows direct orders to punish an innocent human being. In “Lord of the Flies”, Golding has Jack setting direct orders for Wilfred, an innocent civilian to be beat for no known reason. Under authority the boys follow Jack’s order. This shows that humans under authority can be evil no matter the possible consequences.