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In the course of human evolution there exist many factors that taint our feeble minds A perfect example of this is out inner fears of the unknown and it is cleverly portrayed in the words of William Golding the author of Lord of the Flies One section of the novel stuck out like a sore thumb when I first read it and remains true to the spirit of human nature Heres the scene As the children stuck on the island realize that they are trapped and isolated from the modern world as they know it they decide to enhance their chances of survival by creating a rescue signal fire a symbolism of hope Up on the mountain though a little boy only recognized in the novel by his mulberry-colored birthmark questions Ralph what youre going to do about the snake-thing 35 Taken by surprise Ralph tries to assure the assembly that none exists and it is just a figment of their imagination I tell you there isnt a beast 37 The denial of the situation only subdues the crowd of the littleuns until Piggy notices a missing child amongst the commotion That littleun him with the mark on his face I dont see him Where is he now Him that talked about the snakes He was down there - 46 With this fear explodes and the little shrapnels of the inevitability bomb that were produced by the force imbedded themselves into every child on the island with despair So what exactly is the significance of the little boy with the birthmark He never returns later in the novel so why stick in a new character to the readers for just these few pages And what exactly happened to him Was he supposed to signify a greater force As I read and reread this section of the novel I couldnt help to ponder on these issues The boy with a birthmark Fear The inevitability
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