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Which do you think is more true, that the boys bring evil to the island or that the island exerts an evil influence on them?

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Which do you think is more true, that the boys bring evil to the island or that the island exerts an evil influence on them? PLAN: Fear of the unknown, evil exerted upon them, the fear of the unknown makes them believe in "the beast", the evil was always in them and because of the circumstances on the island, it takes form as "the beast". Lord of the Flies, a William Golding classic, filled to the brim with a meaningful and descriptive story of boys who become stranded on a desert island. ...read more.

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This is a fear, a fear of interrogation, a threat of overpowering and control, and it is this fear that brings the evil to the island. Jacks need to be in control turns him and his followers into savages, and so brings the downfall of their civilisation. After the landing of the dead parachutist, the fear of the unknown begins. They believe that the dead parachutist is "The Beast" but become too afraid to go and see if it is really a beast; "We saw--" "--the beast----" "--plain!" pg. ...read more.

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Jack demands that they should fight against "The Beast" putting the idea of an actual beast into the young boys minds, creating an even bigger fear, a fear of the unknown. The more that they think about this beast the more afraid they become, and the more afraid they become the more they think about the beast. Its a vicious cycle with destroyed the entire civilisation on the island. The boys don't kill "The Beast" because they fail to realise that "The Beast" is something that they created within themselves, an evil that has been portrayed from the minds of innocent boys, and twisted by the deception of false truth. The island has made the unknown into a nightmare that the boys cant fight. ...read more.

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