The beast is a huge element of fear in the novel. The reason the fear is so great is because the beast is an unknown creature in the beginning, never seen, just a fear that grows bigger. Like JK Rowling said in Philosopher's Stone, “Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.” This paranoia of the beast drives them to insanity, they have the constant feeling as if they are being hunted, like Jack who says: “If you’re hunting sometimes you catch yourself feeling as if-” Jack flushed suddenly. “There’s nothing in it of course. Just a feeling, but-being hunted, as if something’s behind you all the time in the jungle.” This quote proves that fear spreads quickly, from the littluns to the biguns, caused by the beast.
Continuing, the unintentional murder of Simon demonstrates the boys’ chaotic and careless behaviours. Each boy played a role in the murder of Simon. They were all very eager to kill the “beast” and were chanting, “Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!
He kills for the pleasure of killing, with no respect for human life. He is a tyrant because of his bullying ways, and want for power. He conquers whenever possible, and crushes his enemies beneath his feet. He holds all power in his hands. Prince Humperdinck is not someone mess with.
There were no words, no movements but the tearing of teeth and claws” (141). In this quote, it makes them seem like they are becoming animals and insane. It shows the boys’ inner evil. They all think they’re doing the right thing because they think Simon’s the beast, but really they are brutally murdering one of their members and
The head of the pig was on a spear as an “offering” to the beast. Close the end of the novel, it is obvious that there is no hope for the boys to be innocent again. They were trying to kill each and also, some got killed. In chapter 11, Roger rolled a boulder down a hill during a feud and killed piggy. In chapter 10, Simon tries to tell the other boys that the real beast is their own selves, while at the same time they are screaming, "Kill the beast!
There is tension that is built up during the survival of the boys on the island: tension between social responsibility and individual needs, tension between rational and emotional reactions and tension between mortality and immortality. These tensions contribute to the disintegration of order as the boys begin to lose control because Golding shows that the savagery inside them is instinct and everyone is born with evil inside them. Golding uses a variety of techniques to portray the disintegration of order. In the novel, he uses hunting and violence as one of the main themes to convey the boys as savages. There are six main hunts shown and as the hunting proceeds the boys lose their identity as the little children in England.
Idea of the Beast -builds fear inside the boys -creates conflict in the community because Jack’s desire to hunt. Jack wants to catch the beast and win over all the boys on the island because it would show his control and leadership ability Another big factor of things falling apart is the 'Beast', which represents fear. The idea of the beast was first put forward near the beginning of chapter 2 when one of the little boys asks, "What are you going to do about the snake-thing [?]" to Ralph, who denies the existence, but just because you ignore or deny something doesn't mean it goes away. The fear grows and engulfs even the bigger boys; Jack says, "You can feel as though you're not hunting, but-being hunted."
Jack was the first of the boys to show signs of aggression, then it turned on his hunters, and then it took control of Ralph. Jacks show of violence made even those who opposed it, Ralph and The Hunters result in hostile conduct. Violence is like a weed; it spreads and chokes out everything around it. Violence can be the demise of all
He now lives in fear that the monster will kill him. That is also foreshadowed by the quotes “....I escaped..took refuge in the courtyard...listening attentively, catching and fearing each sound as if it were to announce the approach of the demoniacal corpse to which I had so miserably given life”. These quotes show that Frankenstein is truly afraid of what he has created and he will continue to run for his life. The Story of Frankenstein is one of terror and suspense, so diction is a very important aspect of this book, and specifically this passage. Shelley is an expert at selecting the right words to provoke the desired reaction upon whoever is reading her book.