Lord of the Flies Essay | Fear, and Its Role in Lord of the Flies

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Fear, and Its Role in Lord of the Flies

Summary: Lord of the Flies is a relatively short book, but within its small amount of text William Golding is able to do much more than tell an exciting story. He delves deep into human nature and the natural corruption in people's souls. He specifically explores the impact that fear has on people and how it makes them act. In Golding's eyes, humans are doomed just as the children on the island are, and that is because of fear. He believes that just the presence of terror causes people to overreact and lose common sense, tearing away at the bonds that hold society together. In an attempt to calm or soothe their worries, people end up separating, singling out others and letting their inner savage take over, leaving themselves in an even worse situation.
Lord of the Flies is a relatively short book, but within its small amount of text William Golding is able to do much more than tell an exciting story. He delves deep into human nature and the natural corruption in people's souls. He specifically explores the impact that fear has on people and how it makes them act. In Golding's eyes, humans are doomed just as the children on the island are, and that is because of fear. He believes that just the presence of terror causes people to overreact and lose common sense, tearing away at the bonds that hold society together. In an attempt to calm or soothe their worries, people end up separating, singling out others and letting their inner savage take over, leaving themselves in an even worse situation.

In Lord of the Flies, fear slowly drives...

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