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Theme Of Fear In Lord The Flies

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The Fear of the unknown is an important theme in William Golding’s novel, Lord the Flies. In the beginning of the novel the boys do not possess any fear. As the story progresses the boys start to fear what they cannot see, the parts of the island they have not explored and a mysterious beast. Though they may not realize it at first, they start to begin to fear the damage they may do to one another. The beast begins as the boys’ imagination and as the story starts to progress the beast starts to become more then just their imagination. One night military airplanes battle above the island, while the boys are all asleep, none of the boys see the explosions and flashes in the clouds. "There was a speck above the island, a figure dropping swiftly
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