A distressing emotion aroused by impending evil and pain, whether the threat is real or imagined is described as fear. Fear is what William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies encompasses. By taking three major examples from the novel, fear will be considered on different levels: Simon’s having no instance of fear, Ralph’s fear of isolation on the island, and Jack’s fear of being powerless. Fear can make people behave in ways that are foreign to them, whether their fear is real or imagined. In response to fear, people may act defensively by attacking, fear can either stop one from doing something, or it can make one behave in an irrational erratic manner.
When the boys are on the island there is no one to look after them and they have to do everything themselves. They make their own decisions and rules. As the boys’ little society begins to crack, so do their rules. They boys do cruel things that they normally wouldn’t do:
When the boys initially land on the island, they have tons of fun and are completely carefree. Only a couple of days later though, the “little ‘uns” begin to have dreams about beasts attacking them at night.
While the boys stranded on the island begin with the basis of a plan to keep order, as time progresses, they are faced with conflicts that ultimately brings an end to their civilized ways. Initially, Ralph, the assumed leader, ran a democratic-like process on the island; however, later in the story, Jack, one of the boys, realizes that there are no longer any consequences to their wrongdoings for the reason that there was no control. This ties in with the ideal that moral behavior is forced upon individuals by civilization and when they are left on their own, they return to their fundamental instinct of savagery. Furthermore, there is a differentiation in beliefs that result in chaos due to the fact that some favored an uncultivated manner of life over an ordered structure. Opposing ideas are commonly known t...
However, this violence is not an extensive force until the boys realize that they may not be rescued from the island, or survive at all for that matter. This idea is similar to that of the Freddie Gray scandal- those who were affected by the scandal (including African American rights activists, and just those who campaign for civil rights in general) did not use violence to achieve support of their campaign until the realization that they too might be “the next Freddie Gray”. On the island, the boys initially get along. The novel begins with the introductions of the boys who were on the plane. They eventually use parliamentary procedure to elect a leader; one who can use strength and knowledge to save them from ultimate death on the island. They all come to the consensus that if there is any probability that they are rescued, they must see eye to eye on how to live on the island until so. Yet, there is a halt in the communal ways of the island once the boys come to the realization that they are not going to be rescued soon. As a result, the boy 's psyche become filled with the terrorous thought that they might die. After all, they are wealthy and young children who were never exposed to such a fear inducing idea. The
When they first realized they were stranded on the island, they thought it was all fun and games. They established rules to keep everything in order. After a while, they betrayed the rules. The children's perspective on life will never be the same for the reason that they lost their dignity towards eachother and became crazy. "'We may stay here till we die.' With that word...." When your growing up, there are adults who guide you down the right path. When the boys get stranded, they no longer have that guidance.Their to young to take over big responsibility's. The boys become savages because they don't know how to make the right
The Island has 2 parts to it, one is the more well know area and then there is the less known area that is partly burned down. Figuratively that part of the island represents the fear of the boys, it represents the part they cannot control, the dark side of all the good things, where the beast lives,
The boys’ savage and immoral behavior should be blamed on their environment and their surrounds.”Being marooned on a lost island was a key factor in the boys' increasing tendency towards savagery. Without adult supervision and with no social norms other than what they had learned during their upbringing, the boys literally "ran wild" (with their comportment degenerating over time).