Savagery In Lord Of The Flies: An Analysis

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Everyone has at least one fear. After all, humans fear the unknown. Getting stuck on an island with a creature that isn’t clearly identified as something you know of, would probably be very scary. The beast was an unknown for the boys stuck on the island. At the time, they thought it was a wild creature, native to the island, but they soon figured out what the creature was the hard way. In The Lord of The Flies, the beast symbolizes fear to the boys, war in between them and human savagery. The unknown creature conveyed many personalities from the young survivors. Fear is a big part of trying to interpret what the beast is. As in most situations, the younger boys obtained more fear of the beast compared to the older ones (DOC A).…show more content…
This conveys to the mini wars the boys would have between each other over opinion. The boys eventually split apart into two different tribes. One was loyal to finding a way out of the island and the other was to have fun and hunt senselessly for wild animals on the island. These two tribes, with one of them being a dictatorship lead by Jack, would fight over survival tools, rights, friendship problems and a lot more reasons. During the boys stay at the island, a war was happening between Russia and America. This conveyed directly to the two different groups of boys fighting against each other. What war symbolized in Lord of The Flies is how carried away the boys got with fighting against each other when they should be working together to get off the island and back home. War is related to the beast because it brings the two groups together to fight against whatever the beast…show more content…
The beast acted as the over all enemy and problem on the island. For many reasons, the boys over estimated the beast and took the situation to far. They feared the beast, not knowing what it was and what it was capable of doing to them. They fought over each other during the finding of the beast, and unfortunately accidentally killed a couple of tribe members. They most importantly have gone savage over the finding of the beast and took it to the next level when they thought the beast could be anywhere. Over all, the beast set the tone of The Lord of The Flies. Without the beast in this novel, the reader wouldn’t get as clear of a picture of how and why the characters acted as they did. The amount of fear exerted from each character told me how brave they are. The amount of infliction they had on each other and how much they fought told me how serious they were to team up and try to find an escape route. The amount of savagery told me how well each one of the boys could contain themselves for a long period of time, no matter the situation they are dealing with. What exactly is the beast? The beast is the main symbol of The Lord of The Flies, and without it, the reader wouldn’t be able to grasp the real personality of each
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