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happy0208 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted August 12, 2011 at 11:47 AM via web

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CHAPTER 9: What does Simon discover about the beast, and what does Simon do for the beast in Lord of the Flies?

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bullgatortail | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted August 16, 2011 at 12:16 PM (Answer #1)

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Simon knows that he must face the beast in Chapter 9 of Lord of the Rings. He decides to leave his hiding place and climbs the mountain to search for the beast. He discovers that it is not a beast at all: It is the body of a dead airman, whose parachute hangs from a rock. Approaching the body, Simon finds it ridden with flies. After throwing up, he decides to release the lines of the chute, freeing the body from its perch. Soon after, Simon's life will end at the hands of the bloodthirsty boys; and the parachutist, caught in the windstorm, will join Simon's body in the sea.

 

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jaydee12 | Student, Undergraduate | Honors

Posted August 14, 2011 at 12:44 AM (Answer #2)

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Simon discovers that the beast is actually a dead parachutist. He releases the tangles parachute lines and lets the body fly away.

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