Fear In Lord Of The Flies Research Paper

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The boys in Lord of the Flies were afraid of the beast, but their own fear was more dangerous than any beast could be. Their fear made them oblivious to the fact that they should've been more afraid of themselves and each other. Fearing the unknown causes people to lose their sanity, turn on their friends, and begin to bully others.
Even though Jack and the hunters left an offering for the Beast, it did not stop bothering them. Simon was affected by the Beast the most. He imagined the pig head saying, “Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill… I’m part of you,” (Golding 143). His fear made him hear voices that were not there. It was foolish for Simon and the boys to think that they could kill the Beast. After all, it was their own creation. They needed something physical to be afraid of. As long as the boys still had fear, the Beast was within them.
When the boys first arrived on the island, they were calm and civilized. After being there for a while, they started to turn on each other because of their fear. Ralph and Jack showed this the most because they both wanted to be chief. During an assembly Ralph said, “You hunters! You can laugh! But I tell you the smoke is more important than the pig… We’ve got to make smoke up
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At the beginning of the book, the boys were trying to decide who should explore the island. Piggy said he wanted to, and Jack immediately said no and made fun of him for his size. Ralph joined in and said, “You’re no good on a job like this… you can’t come,” (Golding 24). Ralph only made fun of Piggy because he was afraid that Jack and the others wouldn’t follow him if he was nice. From then on, everyone bullied Piggy. Ralph was Piggy’s closest friend on the island, and he did not do much to stop the bullying. The boys bullied Piggy because it was the cool thing to do, and it made them feel normal. Bullying Piggy distracted them from their

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