Generally speaking, what do you suppose the Lord of the Flies plans to do with he boys? How does this fit in with Golding's perspective of mankind?
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Simon comes face to face with the pig's head on a stick. It is the "Lord of the Flies" or manifestation of Beelzebub (Devil). The Lord of the Flies speaks to Simon in the voice of a Headmaster. It is an extension of the dark side that Golding thinks exists in all of us. Only Simon has the faculties to find it. The Lord of the Flies can't do anything to the boys. It is a metaphor for the evil that all the boys, and humanity, have inside their soul. Simon, Golding's Christ-figure, is able to control the shadow of the soul; the other boys cannot. Their darkness will remain unchecked and will eventually be their undoing.