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Fear In Lord Of The Flies By William Golding: An Analysis

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Fear can control, can warp the mind and cloud judgement as Jack shows us in William Golding's Lord of the Flies. The emotion’s vulnerability to be abused for evil purpose is much greatly overpowering any positive influence it can have over people. Fear is an underlying theme throughout the novel, and shown as a negative force over the boys. The fear of the beast in particular begins to eat away at them, the littleluns unable to cope with the threatening ambiguity of the unknown. In Ralph's attempts to comfort them, he tells them that fear "can't hurt you any more than a dream" (Golding, 88). Ralph tries to discredit the existence of a true beast made of blood and bone. In an ideal world, this would work. Ralph and Piggy would debunk the beast
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