Fear in Lord of the Flies In the novel the Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding, fear is the cause of all of the problems that take place on the island. At first, the island is thought to be splendid and a paradise, but as the boys' stay on the island increases, so, too, do their fears. The boys soon become afraid of each other and soon after that the boys break up and fight because of the fear. The boys' original fears are of what they think are beasts. "Then people started getting frightened" (Golding, 88).
He couldn't control his creation and that soon lead to the death of some of his loved ones. The monster wanted one thing and that was a companion. Nobody liked him , they were all afraid of him because he was bigger than everyone and was ugly. All he ever wanted was somebody he could call his friend. Victor didn't help the monster out so he showed victor that you need people to love or call friend.
This motivates him to destroy Ralph and the rivalry between the two begins. Another point is that Jack uses fear and threats to control the boys. For example, when Robert tells Roger “’He’s going to beat Wilfred.’ ‘What for?’ Robert shook his head doubtfully” (Golding 176) it shows that Jack is violent and is using his... ... middle of paper ... ...so much that anything that they see in the dark, they imagine it as the beast. Therefore, the fear of the beast is the most dangerous and destructive force on the island. The most destructive force on the island is not a physical being, but rather a fear that lives within the boys.
William Golding uses the "beast" to return the boys of the island to their primal instincts, contributing to his commentary on human nature. The beast symbolizes the growing fear that lies dormant, deep in the children’s souls and turns the boys into uncivilized beings. William Golding uses the beast to instill fear in the souls of the boys. While everyone is scared of the beast and questioning what it exactly is, Simon suggests something else. He agrees with everyone that the beast might just exist.
These two men, both coming from different backgrounds, joined together and carried out a terrible choice that rendered consequences far worse than they imagined. Living under abuse, Perry Smith never obtained the necessary integrity to be able to pause and consider how his actions might affect other people. He matured into a man who acts before he thinks, all due to the suffering he endured as a child. Exposed to a violent father who did not instill basic teachings of life, Smith knew nothing but anger and misconduct as a means of responding to the world. He knew no other life.
This system had failed continuously to control the entire population because people still retain their ability to choose. It is said that once a person loses his free will, he ceases to be a person. This is the struggle confronting the protagonists in both A Clockwork Orange and The Crucible. The fifteen-year old rebel Alex and the respected farmer John Proctor refuse to conform to the rules of their oppressive societies, and as a result are denied the freedom to choose between good and evil, therefore becoming less than human. Both Alex and John Proctor live in highly oppressive societies from which they feel alienated, and therefore decide to rebel against.
They would tell him he was useless, that he was a burden to them and that nobody would ever love him whilst kicking, punching and slapping him. As a result of these horrific experiences, he developed permanent irritable and aggressive characteristics as well as a cold heart which made it difficult to open up to people. His father was murdered in 1015 but the suspect was never found. There was
The creature never had an inclination to be murderous, and “becomes violent only after he is repeatedly rejected by society” (Nocks). Failing to win companionship by attempting to understand people and learning their language, he turns to his creator. The monster explains that he is just like the people who hate him, with the same desires and emotions. After developing all these ideas of society and emotions, he learns that there is no way for him to express them. Following his many attempts to fit into the world, he realizes that he will never be accepted by humans, and vows to destroy all of mankind.
Just the looks of the creature was enough to set off the village to attack him. People fear what they don’t understand and can act irrationally. After this, it is understandable that the creature would despise and seek revenge against humans. Another example of how poorly society treats him is shown when the creature finally manages to bring up courage and talks to the blind man. They are interrupted when his family come back home.
This property is shown especially by Roger in Lord of the Flies. In the beginning ... ... middle of paper ... ...w true moral behaviour is stamped out by the majority, who are all immoral and like to bully and kill the weak. In the end, there is no hope for true spiritual purity. Humans are naturally immoral, and the only reason that they are moral is because civilization bred it into them. As we see in Lord of the Flies, all of the boys except Simon feel the urge to destroy and kill.