Please tell me about the role played by fear in the story. And also tell me that if it affects the behavior of the boys.
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Fear is always lurking in the boys' minds the moment they arrive on the island. They fear what they can't see, they fear their nightmares, they fear a beast, they fear each other....The boys really fear the unknown and they substitute this fear with violence and intimidation. This is Golding's view of human nature where fear drives all instinct.