Lord of the flies theme analysis

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In the novel Lord of the Flies, William Golding shows that fear of the unknown can destroy order, and may help violence erupt. Not knowing what is out in the wood and what to expect causes the boys to do things that they would not normally do.

Concern causes many people to panic and go against what they would normally do. For example, a little boy on the island who is frightened asks Ralph, What are you going to do about the snake-thing?  There is no snake but the boy's fear of what might be out in the woods causes him to imagine he sees a beast. He brings this up at a meeting and throws everyone into a panic. In addition, when Jack hears about the beast, he wants to go after it while Ralph wants to focus on the fire. Jack's belief in the beast tears him and Ralph even furth

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