Fear In Lord Of The Flies Argumentative Essay

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Civilized is an adjective that describes the very opposite of barbarity. A civilized person is polite and courteous; he knows how to say "please" and "thank you.” A civilized group of people is characterized by being socially and technologically advanced. What happens to civilization when people allow other factors such as fear into society? Fear has this impact of causing people to do things they know are wrong, forcing them to come up with excuses about what they are truly scared about. Just like in William Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies, which takes place on an island with boys who are believed to be under the age of twelve left stranded after their plane crashes and to make their own decisions without the help of adults in order to survive. The protagonist, Ralph, is seen as fair and has this way of representing leadership and what it…show more content…
In actuality, fear can force people to come up with these excuses for the things that frighten them and in return, prepare them for the worst which will be seen through frightening imaginary figures, activities the boys partake on the island and the increasing loss of civilization throughout the novel. Fear is a strong emotion that has the capability to push people out of their norms and become inhumane. After all attempts by Ralph to keep a civilized society on the island, all hope was just lost after fear was instilled. Fear caused these boys to make bad choices and become savages. Relating back to the real world, it has been identified that people want to show they are good and kind hearted but everyone has this dark evil side hidden deep in them. Being civilized includes being polite and courteous rather than barbaric. Once instilling fear, this image of society falls to pieces. It may only be a matter of time before fear gets the best of society and civilization
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