After reviewing “Beast from the Water” from “Lord of the Flies” I have realized there are many great quotes and topics I could share with you today. I have found a quote that I believe will take my mind into the deep waters and allow my brain to expand and analyze the world around me today. “The thing is – fear can’t hurt you any more than a dream.”What Golding is trying to get at here is that the littluns are over thinking their dreams and thoughts and not separating them from the reality in front of them.
What does this quote represent?
As mortals, we must not listen to people who urge us to think like mortals but instead we should push our selves to think outside the box and immortalize ourselves. The quote I present to you today represents many things to me and I wanna share my thoughts with you. Many younger children and infants don’t know how to separate their dreams from reality and this leads to the littluns to become lost at the beach and falling into the ocean and unfortunately not being able to swim which leads to them all drowning and dying. Do you think the littluns of today are just as incapable of everyday things as the littluns of this novel? I believe they both would be very incapable of lot’s of everyday things and maybe some littluns believe they are grown up because in their dreams they experience grown up things but are not capable of doing them in reality.
More about the psychology of how babies/ infants/6-year-olds see the world.
Compare to “tweeners” 12-14-year-olds
Compare to the “grimy adolescent”
All paths in this novel lead to a crisis of meaning and existential crisis.