Lord of the Flies by William Golding

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In what ways does the beast represent evil within the boys in Lord of the Flies?

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At least two speakers in the novel (Simon and the pig head) have expressed the idea that the beast is within the boys themselves.  So, you just need to find examples of the boys acting in an evil or sub-human fashion.  Chapters 8, 9, and 10 contain lots of great examples.

If you really want to impress your teacher, see if you can connect some of the things the pig head says to Simon (in chapter 8) to evil things the boys do.  For example, how does the pig head's assertion that the boys will "do" Simon actually come true in the text?

Good luck!

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