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Lord of the Flies

The Lord of the Flies in all of us, is fear, the fear of getting a bad grade, the fear of not performing well in sports and a whole lot of other fears that prevent us from reaching our goals in life. A lot of times I feel that I am not living life to the fullest because of fear. When I was young, I would always be afraid of roller coasters. And that fear of roller coasters always prevented me from having fun with my family when we are at a theme park. I never really grew out of that stage until recently, but it wasn’t until then that I realized how much I been missing out because of my fear. In Lord of the Flies the beast represents fear. The imaginary beast that frightens all boys, so it sparks the primal instinct of savagery that exists within all human. The island was fine and operating well until the introduction of the beast. It clear that Simon is the only boy on the island who truly understands what is controlling the boys on this island, yet he cannot express his thoughts into words clearly, and ends up being killed for even trying. The beast was always on the back of everyone’s mind on the island, whether it’s a littleun’s or the bigun’s or even Jack himself. He just try to cover it up with savagery. And as the boys grow more savage, their belief in the beast grows stronger. By the end of the novel, the boys are leaving it sacrifices and treating it as a idol god. The boy’s behavior is what brings the beast into existence, so the more savagely the boys act and think, the more fear they have and the more real the beast seems to become. In the beginning, the fear of a "beastie" on the island first stems from a littlun with a distinctive marking, a "mulberry-colored birthmark" on his face, who says the beast comes out at night. Both Ralph and Jack, thinking these to be simply childish nightmares, comfort and more or less manage to convince everyone that there is no beast. It is this same mulberry birthmarked boy, who...

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