The "Lord that the Flies," or the beast, inhabits the severed pig head the Jack"s hunters stake right into the ground and leave as an offering. Simon recognizes the the mr of the flies is the savage monster hidden in everyone. Once the lord of paris tells Simon "we space going to have fun top top this island," it way they"re going come indulge every want and desire, without regard to the rules of civilization. The surname "Lord the the Flies" is a reference to the surname of the Biblical evil one Beelzebub, so on one level, "the beast" is a sort of savage superordinary figure, but mostly it symbolizes the evil and violence that perhaps exists in the heart of every human.


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"He states he observed the beastie, the snake-thing, and also will that come ago tonight?" "But over there isn"t a beastie!" "He states in the morning the turned into them things like ropes in the trees and also hung in the branches. He states will the come ago again tonight?" "But over there isn"t a beastie!" There was no laughter in ~ all currently and more grave watching. Ralph moved both hands with his hair and also looked in ~ the little boy in mixed amusement and exasperation.
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