Essay on Analysis Of William Golding 's Lord Of The Flies

1010 Words Jul 19th, 2015 5 Pages
Fear has always been viewed as a weakness of humankind. As a human instinct, this

emotion is primarily used to ensure safety against something that is feared. However, it

has been used countless times against civilizations, causing chaos, disorder, and

destruction. Concerned of their own safety, people of the civilization fall to this fear,

leaving everything aside, including order. When Yugoslavian president Slobodan

Milosevic came to power, he ruled harshly. He tore his country apart with unjustified

actions, and engraved fear into his peoples’ hearts. As a modern representation of a

dictatorship, he mostly ruled by fear, causing destruction and irreparable damage.

Furthermore, we are told of a similar tale by William Golding in Lord of the Flies, an

allegorical novel demonstrating the regression of society. The civilization that Golding

creates succumbs to the merciless reign of a manifested beast, the symbol of fear and

superstition on the island.

Although we, as the reader, know that the beast does not exist, the boys of the island still

generally accept its existence. At the beginning of the story, the older boys shun the idea

of a “beastie” on the island, first suggested by a “littlun”, and call it a nightmare, or the

fact that, “ ‘He was dreaming’ “ (36). Ralph reasons the claim with logical thought,

stating that the “snake-like thing” that the littlun saw only exists in Africa or India. As the

story progresses, there are brief…

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