Monday, April 18, 2016
The Negative Aspects of Mob Mentality to Lord of the Flies
There is negative aspects to the book, "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding and it applies to the characters on the island. An example of a negative aspect that applies is when Robert is tormented by Ralph, Jack, and the hunters in chapter 7. They were hurting Robert all together, and Ralph participated in the tormenting. He has lost his self-awareness and given in to mob mentality with the hunters. Another negative aspect is in chapter 9 when everyone except Sam, Eric, Ralph, and Piggy attack Simon thinking he's the Beast and kill him. As said, there is negative aspects to Lord of the Flies, and in my opinion, I don't think there's any positive aspect of mob mentality to this book at all.