Thursday, February 18, 2010

As a child, one thing I can connect to in the Lord of the Flies, is the fear in the minds of all the boys. Being young, I was only allowed to watch scary movies with my parents. This was for a good reason. Each time I saw a horror film, I could not sleep in my own room, for fear of the "monsters" coming during the night. I would imagine the faces of the frightening creatures popping up right in front of my face while I was sleeping. I always thought I would open my eyes to have a creature lurking over me, staring into my soul, waiting for me to wake up so as to make my death less enjoyable for me. The boys in the book are all afraid of the "beast" and I can understand how they would feel, on a secluded island.