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The Lord of the Flies is all about fear Golding seems to be suggesting that fear and its complications are the source of all evil Throughout the novel the boys show fear in many things They see and hear assorted things on the island and assume them to be beasts to be dreaded After much disorder and turmoil on the island a group of hunters offer a gift to the much sought after and feared beast A young boy who is not a part of the group of hunters encounters their gift to the feared beast and he even talked to it learning the causes of all the evil on the island The boy attempts to share his discovery in an attempt to end the fear of the beast and to halt the evil on the island Sadly he is mistaken for the dreaded beast that apparently inhabits the island The hunters in fear savagely murder Simon ending all ones hopes for the end of evil By the end of the novel all the boys except for Ralph have regressed into a primitive state and have lost all morals until their rescue when they finally see how bad they have been The plot of this novel is based on fear fear that leads to evil In Beast from the Water fear spreads through the group Ralph the current leader of the group tries to convince the boys that their fear of a beast is absurd Ralph is unsuccessful in deterring the fear of the boys Several of them tell of monsters they have heard of like the giant squid and ponder the fact that beasts and ghosts may be roaming the island Ralph observes all this and is powerless to control the situation He calls a vote to decide if the ghosts are real This is the climax of a series of futile attempts to hinder their fear The sanity that is left among the
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