Irony In 'Lord Of The Flies'

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1. What is the irony of the dead parachutist landing on the mountain? The dead parachutist landing on the mountain was ironic because the boys think that it is the “beast”. Although the dead parachutist is not actually a beast, the boys fear that there is a deadly creature roaming the island. They do not realize that the beast is actually within themselves. 2. Why is Simon the only one to doubt the existence of a beast? Simon is the only one to doubt the existence of a beast because he is a realist and most clear sighted. The other boys seem childish in comparison by believing the existence of monsters whereas Simon understands the beast itself comes out from the boy’s human nature and fear. Simon is doubtful that a beast could live on

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