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The only thing we have to fear is fear itself Franklin Roosevelt This famous quote applies to William Goldings Lord of the Flies because the novel demonstrates how the boys have to fear their reaction to their own fears How the boys act after they start fearing is destructive Everything on the island starts to go downhill once the boys start fearing Fear causes the downfall of the boys society as they become irrational in their thinking easily manipulated and savageFirstly fear causes the boys to not think rationally leading to the downfall of their society The littluns conjure up the image of a beastie lurking in the dark woods when they are in truth afraid of the new and unfamiliar environment Fear plays tricks on their minds It makes the boys fabricate worse images in their head than in reality Without fear they would understand there is no beast on the island A second example is how the beast frightens the boys so much that they choose Jack in the end as their leader along with the priorities of hunting and killing over Ralph fire and rescue Hunting and killing is how they think they will eliminate their fear they do not know being rescued and returning home would eliminate their fear Lastly when the Chief gives orders to the boys they do not think twice before following them with no explanation or rationale behind the command The boys minds have been brainwashed to not think for themselves because they are scared of the beast and they think the Chief knows what to do In summary fear making the boys not think rationally helps cause the downfall in the boys societySecondly fear makes the boys easily manipulated by Jack leading to the downfall of their society on the island With the image of the beastie in their heads the boys feel a sense of protection and security following Jack because he is a hunter
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