Fear plays a major role in the novel from taking power to getting people to do their bidding. In the story Jack uses the one thing all character are greatly afraid of, the beast, and says he can persuade the beast to leave them alone. “When we kill we’ll leave some of the kill for it. Then it won’t bother us, maybe” (Golding 133). After Jack has reassured them that he can protect everyone from the beast, he takes over being chief and everyone must do as he says. “The Chief stopped by the pig, turned, and held up his hands. ‘Back! Back to the fort’”(Golding 181-182) Later in the story Jack uses fear to get Samneric to going his tribe by tying them up and poking them with spears. “‘You got to join the tribe.’ ‘You lemme go-’ ‘-and me’ The Chief snatched one of the few spears that were left and poked Sam in the ribs”(Golding 182). Because Jack has found the one thing all of the kids are afraid of his is able to take control of the tribe by “protecting” the from their fears.
What role does self identity play in the novel? In the Lord of the Flies everyone’s identity and ]norms changes to something never seen before in their past life because of the