'Fear Always Springs From Ignorance, And Lord Of The Flies'

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Ralph Waldo Emerson, an American essayist, once said, “Fear always springs from ignorance.” I agree with this quote. I interpret the quote to mean that the most fundamental reason for people hating/ being afraid of something is that they are not acquainted with it. There are three novels that I will use to prove my view on this quote: Lord of the Flies by William Golding, To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee, and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, which they all show evidence of the main idea of the quote. Lord of the Flies is a story about boys who survived a plane crash on a remote island in the Pacific Ocean. The main protagonist Ralph was a boy full of charismatic leadership. It was he who organized the surviving boys and became the leader of the boys. The boys later established a tribal society on the island. Their goal during the time they were living on the island was to survive, have fun, and make a smoking signal to call for help. As the story goes, an aerial battle occurred over the isolated island when the boys were sleeping. A dead fighter pilot ejected from his plane, falling down with his parachute opened and soon got stuck in a tree near the summit of the highest mountain on the island. Later, Sam and Eric, two of the boys, who was assigned with maintaining the smoke signal on the summit, discovered the corpse of the dead pilot. Due to the dark environment, they mistook the corpse for a fearsome monster. They warned the other boys the presence of the

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