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Significance of the beast in 'The Lord of the Flies'.
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Significance of the beast
The beast represents emotions, fear and insanity for several different characters in the story Lord Of The Fies. To all the boys the beast relates to a different thing and means something different.
The talk of danger on the island is first brought up on the first day when a small boy claims he saw a 'beastie.' the previous night the older boys don't listen to what the boy has to say and continue their daily discussions. As a group there are mixed feelings about the beast the older boys used the word 'fear' to describe the beast I feel they did this so they didn't sound immature, by believing in monsters however the younger boys showed there fear openly by crying. As more and more of the littleuns cry out in their sleep even the biguns begin to wonder whether there is in fact a beast.
The beast to jack is something to hunt down kill and make him self look brave he goes on a hunt in search of the beast this does not help the littleuns has he is completely contradicting Ralph who is trying not to frighten them and
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