The Beast Lord Of The Flies Dbq Analysis

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The Beast

Everyone is fearful of something although in the book "The Lord of the Flies," the most feared thing happens to be a beast. This is like how little kids are fearful of a monster under their bed. In this story the boys happen to be stranded because of a failure to evacuate them away from world war 2. The boys get stranded on an island and try to have structure but civilization is quickly lost especially because of a beast that is supposedly on the island. In the book the beast adapts throughout the story as more events happen to the boys on the island. At first it starts as fear inside the boys heart, but then the war presents itself as the beast, and all along the beast can be simplified into one thing the depravity inside mans heart.
At the start of the book the boys are afraid of the dark and they turn this fear into a beast that doesn’t exist. In this excerpt from (Doc A) "The younger children first, then gradually the older ones... begin to people the darkness of night and forest with spirits and demons..." the beast is
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This is all just one thing that was hidden by fear and war. Really the beast was moral corruption within mankind. "Simons lonely, voluntary quest for the beast is certainly the symbolic core of the book." (Doc E) After simon talks with the pig head on a stick he ends up calling it the Lord of the Flies. Then, Simon finds out the truth about the beast by looking at the dead pilots body and the boys kill simon mistaking him for the beast when simon was only trying to tell them the truth. This symbolizes how Jesus died for trying to tell people about the truth. Depravity has taken over the boys but it was natural to mankind. "At once the crowd surged after it, poured down the rock, leapt onto the beast, screamed, struck, bit, tore. There were no words, and no movements but the tearing of teeth and claws." The boys end up becoming the beast after violently attacking

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