Lord Of The Flies Fear Essay

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Fear is a thing that is caused by many things and can have many consequences. Fear is defined as a displeasing feeling that is caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous and is likely going to cause pain. In the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding, the boys are presented with multiple aspects of fear, such as darkness, the Beast, and the evil of mankind. Fear can result in savagery, hysteria, or insight. One of the aspects of fear is darkness. There is plenty of darkness in this novel, both physically and metaphorically. In the physical aspect of it, they needed to keep a fire going for reasons, such as smoke signal and light. They were able to start a fire on top of the mountain using wood from the forest and Piggy’s glasses. However, it was hard for them to …show more content…
At the beginning of the novel there was order and the boys thought that they would be saved and everything would be fine; but as time went on, the boys turned into savages. An example of this is when Robert tells Roger that, “He’s going to beat Wilfred...I don’t know [why]. He didn’t say. He got angry and made us tie Wilfred up,” (159). Robert is talking about Jack here. This shows the evil of mankind, because there is nobody on the island to stop the boys from doing evil things. The boys can do whatever they want, and they do. Another example of this is when Jack and the others attack Simon, because they think he is the Beast and they end up killing him. A boy died, because they did not take the time to see that it was Smon. They saw what they wanted to and became murderers because of it. In conclusion, the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding has multiple aspects of fear, including darkness, the Beast, and the evil of mankind that are presented to a group of boys. This fear can result in savagery, hysteria, or insight. Fear is in everybody and has man different effects on people, that can be very

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