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Children are innocent and free-spirited this is why they are so naive Which in turn makes them makes them to be easily frightened In the novel Lord of the Flies William Golding writes about a group of boys who are stranded on a deserted island At first the boys try to make a government to keep the island under control but their fears start to govern them towards the end of the of book Fear is a major theme in this book The boys in the beginning of the book are trying to make best of the situation at hand They construct a government choosing Ralph as the chief Things were not perfect but the boys being children didnt seem to worry too much They were busy either playing swimming or exploring When fear got introduced onto the island this is when trouble begins The children are in the middle of a meeting when an unnamed little boy with a mulberry-colored birthmark asks Ralph what he is planning to do with the snake-thing later naming it Beastie Ralph tries to convince the little boy that there is no snake-thing or beast while the rest of the boys laughed at the boy However each time Ralph says there was no such beast the boys begin to think to themselves that maybe there was a beast living on the island Everything seems to go back to normal when Ralph says that they need to build a fire on the mountain But now that the fear was instilled in them things seemed different on the island Its this little spark that makes the children generate different ideas about life on the island and ultimately make the children paranoid Ralphs fear of being stranded on the island forever becomes his top priority since becoming chief This conflicts with Jacks view of what is most important To Jack the most important thing is hunting meat for the boys to eat
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