The Lord Of The Flies Beast Analysis

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Once stated by a Japanese Proverb, “Fear is only as deep as the mind allows.” That you are only as scared as you allow yourself to become.Thinking back as a child, nearly everyone was scared of some form of monster. Whether it was a ghost, creature living under your bed, or just the thought that there could be something out lurking in the unknown, the idea of it sat in the back of the mind, causing fear in the beholder. Although it is most likely not real, this uncertainty can change the way someone behaves, such as causing them to lock the door at night, or sleep with the lights on. Similarly, in The Lord of Flies by William Golding, the theoretical beast plays a very significant role in the deterioration of society and civilization on the island. The beast does this by causing any sense of organization to be lost, enticing savage behavior on the boys, and causing an overall sense of fear in each of them.
One of the largest effects of the imaginary beast, and overall cause for conflict is the loss of
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For example, after someone watches a scary movie, the fear they experience lingers in their mind hours or even days after watching it, causing them to act differently, or change the way they do certain things, The beast causes a similar effect to fear in The Lord of the Flies, as it is introduced very early on in the story, and continues to play a major role all the way until the end,by leading to the breakdown of organization in the group, enticing the boys into savagery, and causing the boys to be fearful, all of which contradict their ordinary behavior. Although the beast turned out to be a hoax, the idea of there being one on the island with the boys practically drove them to insanity. Had the boys not been rescued at the end of the story, is it possible the situation could have gotten any

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