What Does The Pig's Head Symbolize In Lord Of The Flies

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In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, the Lord of the Flies signifies the power of evil and violence within people. When Simon imagines the pig’s head speaking to him, the pig’s head implies, “I’m the reason why it’s no go? Why things are what they are? ”(143). The Lord of the Flies symbolizes chaos and corruption that’s caused by the boys on the island. The pig’s head signifies the Lord of the Flies by the way the boys hunted and brutally killed the pig. They slaughtered the pig by sticking a spear into its butt. Jack and his hunters believe that the pig’s head is an offering, so they can be safe from the beast; however, they are never safe from the beast. In the beginning, the island was a peaceful and comfortable place for the
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