From when the boys first came on the island they are actions were normal then later on as the boys started gaining the fear of the beast they started doing abnormal actions they took certain steps because of the fear in them that had been planted by the beast in this case. One of the main reasons fear is spread through the boys is the beast, though we find out the beast is nothing but their imagination. When the beast is first brought not many people believe its true while the fear of the beast strikes other people really quickly. Fear can manipulate and influence people 's actions and choices. The following quote shows how piggy isn 't scared of the beast because he doesn 't believe its real so he is calm and isn 't
Also, fear caused the separation of the group in the sense that the boys feared exclusion and bullying by the hunter and Jack. The fear of exclusion caused of separation of the group. Many times in the novel, some boys felt as though the rules were not skewed in their favor. Jack and his buddies feared that faith was abusing his power and that the rules weren 't fair nor were they in their favor. This feat caused the separation of the group thus proving fear was the root cause for this main conflict as well.
Ralph is not against Jack, nor does he want to fight with him for the chief position, but ambition and violence overtakes Jack, and he turns into a dangerous savage. The shift in power in Lord of the Flies is comparable to many other usurps in history, and is one of many examples of how Lord of the Flies is about more than just a group of young boys stranded on an
Presently throughout the novel, the boys’ fear of the “Beastie” grew. The boys in the book are controlled by their fear of the Unseen Beast, which they derived from their imaginations, rather than hunting or killing the beast in reality. In the beginning of the novel, the boys started off as a civilized group. They had a conch which was a symbol of order, rules, and they were a community of their own ruled by Ralph; but as the boys were joining each other, a small boy with a mulberry birthmark held the conch and said “ What you’re going to do about the snake thing?” All the boys laughed and Ralph laughed with them. “Tell us more about the snake-thing.” Piggy spoke for the little boy, and he said, “Now he says it was a beastie.” “A Beastie?”
He gradually calls a meeting as he sees that the littluns are being driven by fear. He precedes to ask if the beast was actually seen by any of the boys and if it is real like a true leader would. As the littluns talk, they are made fun of by Jack but Ralph still insists on learning what they are afraid of. He understands that if the beast is real he must be able to defend the group from it as he is the leader. Ralph remains to be fair and starts to say, “we’ll have a vote on them; on ghosts I mean; and then go to the shelters because we’re all tired” (90).
The boys have officially decided that continuing hunting on the island is better than trying to get off the island which makes Ralph very angry. Jack seems very happy with the decision and doesn 't care what Ralph thinks which leads to even more separation between the boys (Chapter 6). Jack calls for meeting and insults Ralph and asks Ralph to step down from Chief position and the boys say no. Jack escapes into the forest and the biguns follow him and join his side. The littluns stay with Ralph and gather wood.
The Lord of the Flies is Satan. “This is ridiculous. You know perfectly well you’ll only meet me down there—so don’t try to escape!” (pg. 143) When the Lord of the Flies says, “…you know perfectly well you’ll only meet me down there,” the author isn’t meaning you’ll meet me down in Jack’s tribe. “Down there" is an
The stock market crash was a dominant source for the Great Depression, indicating that individual actions like pulling money from a bank can lead to the major world events, all driven by fear. The idea of the beast in Lord of the Flies creates a fear in the boys that is the motivation behind their actions. Their reactions to the fear allows them to survive. The majority of the primary events in the book are based on this fear of the beast. One event is when Ralph and Jack, the two main characters, along with Roger, go up the mountain to hunt for the
Ralph wanted everyone to cooperate and work together so not only he could get rescued but everyone else as well. As for Jack, he was looking to be the ringleader and when he is not, he decides the boys should dedicate their time to hunting food on the island. Ralph was a true leader and without him, civilization would not have been a
Golding shows loss of identity in Lord of the Flies by the actions of Jack Roger and Ralph. Loss of innocence is first seen in Jack and the choir boys. Jack’s evil is shown starting from the mask he paints onto himself with the clays and charcoals on the island. The mask, “liberated from shame and self-consciousness”, allowing him, along with the other choir boys to enjoy hunting and killing (Golding 64). His actions are seen as a loss of innocence during the killing of the pig.