Simon is portrayed as a religious or philosophical person in this novel. What is the "Lord of the Flies" that Simon talks to at the end of chapter eight? Who or what do the flies buzzing around the head represent?
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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. Simon must purge the evil that the Lord of the Flies represents. Simon, Golding's Christ-figure, must save the boys from themselves.I think that the flies represent the boys or fallen man that is attracted to the voice of the DEvil.