To fear or not to fear, that is the question.
In lord of the flies, fear can do anything to one's minds, though without fear, man can be as wild as animals. William Golding presented fear of the unknown to be a powerful force in a man's mind. Fear of the unknown is a powerful force, which can turn to either insight or hysteria.
Then, there and gone, Roger's fear of the old rules he abided to. There were the fears of the beast which confused and isolated the kids from the top of the mountain. One of the greatest emotions that controls the way any person thinks in certain situations, especially in Lord of the Flies, is fear. The fact that except Jack, all of the boys are younger than thirteen, greatly affects the amount of fear that controlled them, and from there it is easy to ascertain how the fear of being alone, in an unknown area was the first to take affect on the boys. For the Littleuns, the fear of being alone, influences the behavior and attitudes. The cry for home', for the "old life" for their predicament. This is personified by their fear of the beast.
The fear of the beast, was an important theme for the story of The Lord of the Flies, as it demonstrates different characters. At nights the boy’s are scared of being alone, as they are scared and alone in a new environment, they make up an imaginary beast, which little do they know is simply a representation of the exciting evil, born inside each and everyone of them, unleashed under certain circumstances. It is quite understandable that the first mention of a "snake-thing" or "beastie", be dismissed by the elder boys, as a nightmare. Even the names echo a childish ring. However, the other little boys, do not dismiss it. Already, by the second chapter, fear has worked its way into their society.
"He say's the beastie came in the dark" (littlun)
"But I tell you there isn't a beast!" (Ralph)
From this moment on, the smallest of the boys begin to have bad dreams and are scared to go near the...