The Existence Of The Beast In Lord Of The Flies

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In the novel Lord of the flies, the beast was one of the main conflicts. Fear is that drove the existence of the beast. Fear is what drove the existence of the beast because fear gave the boys a false illusion of the island being dangerous/evil. For instance, when the boy with the mulberry mark said he saw a snake, in reality it was vines hanging from the trees. The boys are in a new environment where everything was tainted by fear. In addition, fear of the unknown created the beast. For the young boys to understand what it was they needed a physical form which was the beast. The boys were put in a new environment where they aren 't familiar with their surroundings. This created the fear of the unknown which was why the beast was created. They named the fear of the unknown the beast. Like when the boys look at the candle bud flower and wonder what it is they do that because everything is unfamiliar for them. When the boys saw the parachutist they thought it was the beast because they feared the unknown. The boys were scared of what they didn 't know as do most of us, they feared it and as a result, the beast was created. Also, the fear of evil in others created the illusion of the beast in the sense that as the boys got more savage, the prominence of the beast got bigger. For example, the chant” Kill the pig. Cut her throat. Spill her blood” showed how savage all the boys were getting more evil. So the feat of evil within others created this illusion of this big bad beast

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