Simon Lord Of The Flies Analysis

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After the hunters decapitate the pig and stick it onto a stick, it begins to communicate with Simon. By this point, the reader knows that Simon is special somehow, so the fact that it communicates with him is not so far fetched in this instance. The idea that the beast was not real has been introduced, but this dialogue confirms it. The pig's head is personified by Simon and in essence is the also the beast because it was given 'life' by one of the people on the island. The savagery that everyone had inside them manifested itself into the beast and the pig's head. The remains of the pig state state: "I'm the reason why it's no go? Why things are what they are?" This also demonstrates that what ever the beast is, is also what is causing trouble
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