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Beast Lord Of The Flies Quotes Analysis

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The Beasts Within A number of boys are stuck on an island with no means of communication or escaping. They band together in a big group to try to make a society and help each other survive. The younger kids of the group think that there is a beast on the island that emerges from the water, but all of the older kids reluctantly tell them there is no such thing. Later, about half of the boys split up to join Simon to create a better society, and when they catch a pig, the boys invite the other troop to have a feast with them, in an effort to get them to join their crowd. The head of the pig is then speared and placed in the glade for an offering to the illusive beast. Left behind by others, Simon is left all alone in the glade with the pig head. When he makes a remark aloud, the Lord of the Flies (the pig head) responds with, “There isn’t anyone to help you. Only me. And I’m the Beast…. Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill!... You knew, didn’t you? I’m part of you? Close, close, close! I’m the reason why it’s no go? Why things are the way they are?” (Golding 132). This is a “five star quote” that jumps of the page because the…show more content…
This is because I was intrigued at the fact that the pig head had been personified and was casually talking to Simon -it also seemed as if the pig head was jeering at the way, the boys speak, by saying, “I’m the reason why it’s no go,” which foreshadows the fact that the beasts are from within their conscience response- explain- supports the theme of savagery and the beast -The Lord of the Flies says this to Simon during a hallucination in the midst of the glade This information is confirmation of Simon’s belief of the beast acting from within the boys (from chapter 5). The Lord of the Flies finds it funny how the boys thought that the beast was a physical creature. As he continues to talk to Simon, he reveals that the so-called beast is a “part of you” (Golding
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