Lord Of The Flies Critical Analysis

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Fear at it’s Finest
As children, we are usually brought up from our parents, who teach us the ways of right and wrong. Without their teachings and advice, where would we be now? In the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding, the author shows the reader throughout the story that fear is a key factor in the storyline. Golding shows that fear could have both a negative and a positive effect on fear, you just have to know how to control it, and yourself. Being stranded on an island, and possibly having the chance of never being rescued can be a fearful situation. This situation can clearly cause more trauma and fear when it has young boys involved. In the book, the boys immediately think of the decision to elect a chief. This seems like a point towards the fact that they have no real guardian or adult to keep things in order and keep everything under control. Without the protection and guidance on the island that a parent would usually provide, the boys are left to fend for themselves, and they must figure out the right from wrong on their own. By themselves the children may think it is a fun thing, they can do what they want with no rules, but sometimes rules are a good thing even though they’re are seen as “lame” by the younger age group. Sometimes a little reprimandation is good for a child. Young children aren’t meant to live on their own until they come of age, otherwise the results can be hectic. As you read Lord of the Flies the word viscous may pop into your

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