Lord Of The Flies Beast

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At this point in the novel, Simon, an older boy on the island, discovers the head of a sow, swarmed by flies. Enthralled by the sight, Simon begins to hear the head speak to him. The sow’s head is characterized as “the Lord of the Flies” and begins to confront Simon on the true nature of the Beast. Throughout the entire novel, the Beast has been a source fear for the boys, them viewing it as a frightening, sentient monster. However, the Lord of the Flies denounces the notion that the Beast is an external, alien entity. This is what causes the quote to be so remarkable. The Lord of the Flies discloses that the true Beast is actually an undying part of man. This revelation suggests that evil is not foreign nor tangible. The Beast stands as the

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