Human Behavior In Lord Of The Flies Essay

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Human Behavior and Fear
Safa Multani

Fear is an unpleasant caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain or a threat.(Mariams Webster). Fear is a thing we all hold inside of us, we are all scared of something or someone it's just human nature. In Lord of the Flies, William Golding uses a unique way of showing how fear affects human behavior, he used the boys on the island to show how fear affects the behavior of humans and how the boy's manner and mentality changed over time. 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
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In Lord of the Flies, the boys had separated themselves into 2 groups, Ralphs or Jacks.Ralphs group was more civilized but Jacks group was more savage and were more into having fun than focusing on surviving on the island and thinking about the long run.The two leaders had come off to show themselves as strong and independent but later on, they started to gain this hatred in themselves selves for each other it grew so much that Jack had come to the point where he was ready to kill Ralph because he posed as a threat to him. In the book, it states how Ralph finds out how the other group is planning to kill him when all he wanted to do was try to be leader to keep everyone
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