The name “Lord of the Flies” is a reference to the name of the Biblical devil Beelzebub, which symbolizes the evil that potentially exists in the heart of every human. The beast was first introduced in the novel by a boy, described as “shrimp of a boy, about six years old, and one side of his face was blotted out by a mulberry-colored birthmark.” (Golding, 27). In reality, the beast is not real, it actually represents the children 's fears about themselves. The boys end up letting out the beast, which is the savagery hiding within them. During Simon’s encounter with the Lord of the Flies, Golding reveals the central issue concerning human nature.
The boys fear the beast as an outside object or living thing, even though they are unsure of what the beast actually is. Samneric caught sight of the dead parachutist and ran away to tell the other boys that there is a beast on the island. In doing this it released fear and chaos on the island because they think they are in danger of a wild beast. Simon was the only one in the group who knew the truth about the beast but was unable to tell the other boys. “He crawled forward and soon understood….the wind’s indignity.”(162).
The Beastie severely mind meddled the children by being things that they found scary, this then spreads fear among the boys which inspires them to start hunting to protect themselves and to fight it off. The Beastie is a snake “Tell us about the snake-thing.” (Golding 46) which is something most children are afraid of. We also get to know that the snake-like thing appeared in the dark “He says the beastie came in the dark.”
Victor had no rights to judge the monster because he did not teach him anything at all. This is an example of different kind of people that use too much judgement on the physical appearance. Because of suffering too many threats and screamings from Frankenstein, these turned to hatred and caused him to seek revenge on Frankenstein. Throughout the novel, Frankenstein and other characters gave the monster the feeling of self-consciousness. It is easy to understand that the beast’s actions were just followed by horrible feelings.
Both the Beast and the ‘Lord of the Flies’ are symbols representing the same thing – a manifestation for the evil and darkness within the children. The Beast began as a figure in water and then became the “Beast from air”. Jack’s group of savage hunters made an offering to the Beast in the form of the Lord of the Flies – a pig’s head on spike. By the boys proceeding to do this, it shows how savage they were beginning to get – for not only making an imaginary ‘thing’ an offering but for killing a pig and placing its head on a spike, showing their vindictive, mutilative traits developing.
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.
Jack constantly reminds everyone that there is a beast, causing panic, fear, and even murdering their friend Simon when he attempted to tell them that there wasn't really a beast. During the brutal attack against their friend, the mood was violent followed by yet another horrifying mood when they crushed Piggy with a boulder. These murders eliminate symbols of wisdom and wits which are needed to survive against fear and
At the beginning of the story the boys are very scared and confused on where they are because this place is a unknown entity they have no clue what could be on the island and how they are going to survive. This is symbolism of human instinct, because when people encounter unknown experiences they start to freak out and make irrational decisions on easy problems with simple solutions. This occurs most in Jack because he wants to be the leader of the group of boys but when Ralph gets leader he tries to sabotage it in different ways by creating more fear and promoting protection of the group from “The beast”. “If you’re hunting sometimes… you can feel as if you’re not hunting, but being hunted”. While Simon is still scared he is not making irrational decisions, he is trying to figure out how to survive and follow orders and creating shelters and fire.
“Tell Tale Heart” involves a man killing an elder because he had an “evil” eye and it creeped him out. Authors use conflict to develop their characters by showing how they cope with conflict and whether they are strong or weak. Some characters cope with conflict in a negative/bad way. In “Hop Frog”, his conflict was the king whom he worked for, being rude to him