A dark side of humanity emerges within the adolescent boys. Thoughts of terror and blood manifest in the boys’ minds because of the “beastie.” The fear that the boys’ experience has affects the individual characters as well as the entire group. An example of fear overtaking reality is the encounter with the dead paratrooper, “On the mountaintop the parachute filled and moved; the figure slid, rose to its feet, spun swayed around, falling still falling it sank to the beach and the boys rushed screaming into darkness” (Golding 153). The example of the dead paratrooper demonstrates the boys’ inability to judge reality from fallacy; letting their fears overtake them. The boys did not confirm that the figure was a subhuman being but assumed that the figure was a beast.
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).
The boys have been afraid of the beast and they would do anything to protect themselves from it. Simon emerges from the forest and the boys are fearful that the beast is Simon. Despite how close Simon was to the boys, he was still torn and ripped apart by all of them because they were all affected by fear. Together the boys chant, “‘Kill the beast! Cut his throat!
One of the main symbols of civilization and order can be found in the Conch. As a rule at meetings the boys needed to have the Conch in order to speak to the group. Fear is also a main theme in this novel. Simon is killed because of the fear of the beast. The slightest fear caused panic among the boys and spun the small tribe out of control thereby causing Ralph to lose power.
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.
Piggy tries to protest that it does not even exist and goes on to inform everybody they are hallucinating and crazy if they even considered believing the youngsters. In the meantime Simon has a far completely different plan when it comes to the existence of this monster or ghost and says, "What I mean is, perhaps it... ... middle of paper ... ...” has varied symbols of interpretation in terms of meaning. The writer uses the beast as an emblem of savagery in the pack. Within the pack of youngsters, most of them suppose they see a monster or creature of some type, however as the novel goes on the readers notice that the youngsters are solely probing for their inner beast. As order disappears, violence and primal instinct begin to require over the human mind, and although the “beasty” may be a illustration of that growing urge that reveals their inner savageness.
I’m part of you? Close, close, close! I’m the reason why it’s no go? Why things are what they are?” (Golding 158) The Lord of the Flies suggests that his presence is the reason for the boys’ descent into savagery and madness, beginning with the children’s fear of the beast’s existence, followed by Jack’s brutality when killing the pig as well as his transformation into a savage, finally culminating in the frenzied murder of Simon at the hands of the children who mistake him for the beast. While they are beating Simon to death they are also chanting "Kill the beast!
Fear in The Lord of the Flies In The Lord of the Flies, fear is the cause of all destruction and violence, which leads to savagery, and disobeying of human morals. Throughout the entire book fear is what drives these young innocent boys into savagery, and what also pulls most of them away from expectable human behavior. Without the normal rules of society helping to guide them, they become disoriented with the new surroundings, therefore freighting them into savage ways. After the traumatic plane crash the boys became frightened because their world of comfort was no longer visible, and a dark scary place awaited their arrival. Fear inside of them became greater but the boys did not to show their fear.
This is portrayed through the book Lord Of The Flies. The beast is one way this is shown. “ The imaginary beast that frightens all the boys stands for the primal instinct of savagery that exists within all human beings. The boys are afraid of the beast, but only Simon reaches the realization that they fear the beast because it exists within each of them. As the boys grow more savage, their belief in the beast grows stronger.
Jack physically abuses the boys, until driven by fear, they subject to his dictatorship. After the boys come back from a pig hunt when they are supposed to be tending to the signal fire, Piggy calls Jack out for his unwillingness to help with the tasks. And when he does, it “… drove Jack to violence. The bolting look came into his blue eyes…able at last to hit someone, stuck his fist into Piggy’s stomach… Jack stood over him. His voice was vicious with humiliation” (71).