Fear is the most dangerous force on the island because it changes the boy’s behavior. And how the fear of the beast turns them into savages and makes them kill Simon, Fear of the consequences of doing certain actions and fear of losing power and being a minority in the group. Fear is the most dangerous force on the island because it changes the boy’s behavior.
In the beginning of the story, a bunch of schoolboys from Britain were on their way home when their airplane got shut down, and an island was nearby.
One of the greatest emotions that controls the way any …show more content…
This fear breaks down any form of society, and hence, brings disaster to a paradoxical Coral Island.
Another fear expertly described by William Golding in his book, The Lord of the Flies, was the fear of consequences. Though this fear has a minor direct result, in comparison to that of the fear of the beast, it still effectively portrays a point. There is one clear example of this fear in the novel, where Roger is throwing stones at Henry.
In this situation one would expect for Roger to hit Henry, but his fear of the normal consequences which would be applied, stops him, even on a remote island with no adults. Roger normally was the protection of parents and school and policemen and the law. “Roger's arm was conditioned by a civilization that knew nothing of him and was in ruins." But this is temporary, as he as well as the other boys, soon lose the mentality for the difference between right and