Tequan Tull PD.4/6 November 25.2007 Fear In Lord Of The Flies To me the Lord of the Flies is all about fear. Throughout the book, the boys show fear in many things. They see and hear assorted things on the island and assume to be beasts to be feared . After much disorder and confusion on the island, a group of hunters offer a gift to be dreaded. On the Island Ralph's plan was to construct and progress on the island. Jack causes the death of Simon, the indirect death of Piggy, entertains the chance that nobody could find the children and save them, and the feasibility that the whole population of the island to become no better than the pigs that they hunted. Fear is something that can destroy a whole society in the blink of an eye. Ralph gains power with the conch which gives him his natural leadership skills. As the Book progresses, Jack begins to gain more and more power than Ralph’s through fear. The power of fear is also demonstrated and showed with ‘the beast , with the deaths of Simon and Piggy. Jack slowly installs fear in the heads of the boys to gain more power over Ralph. For example, when Jack first hears about the beast, he sees it as an opportunity to gain authority and a higher status. Jack dismisses the idea of the beastie, but If there was a snake, we’d hunt it and kill it . Jack is trying to create a brave and fearless image for himself. The fear on the island is directed towards the beast, but it slowly turns into fear of Jack. There are many types of fear showed in lord of the flies. The Lord of the Flies book is Fear. From the very first chapter, until the last, fear plays an important role in this text or book. It is the only thing, which stops the boys from acting at all times, from questioning curious facts and it physically wondered so many of the boys, so many times. The active role is fear in Lord of the Flies book especially when Simon was killed, in fear Tequan Tull PD.4/6 November 25.2007 of the beast and when Ralph came across the pig's head. would name it "When it came to the boys on the island, the fear was all internal conflicts.
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