Chapter 8, page 156-157
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This is the scene where Simon, Golding's Christ figure, faces the pig’s head on the stick. The pig’s head represents, among other things, the idea of adulthood being cynical and dark. The pig's voice is that of a strict headmaster who can see nothing good in human nature. The head assures Simon that there is no good to be found in any of the boys and that everything is simply a "bad business".