Lord of the Flies

what does the lord of the flies say to simon? list four things. what does the scene forshadow?

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Simon believes that the pig's head speaks to him. He thinks that it is calling him a silly little boy. The Lord of the Flies tells Simon to run off and play with the others, who think that he is crazy. The Lord of the Flies claims that he is the Beast, and the Beast laughs at the idea that the Beast is something that could be hunted and killed, for he is within every human being and thus can never be defeated or escaped from. Terrified and disoriented by this disturbing vision, Simon falls down and loses consciousness.

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"Run away, said the head silently, go back to the others. It was a joke really—why should you bother? You were just wrong, that’s all. A little headache, something you ate, perhaps. Go back, child, said the head silently."


“You are a silly little boy,” said the Lord of the Flies, “just an ignorant, silly little boy.”


“Well then,” said the Lord of the Flies, “you’d better run off and play with the others. They think you’re batty. You don’t want Ralph to think you’re batty, do you? You like Ralph a lot, don’t you? And Piggy, and Jack?”


“What are you doing out here all alone? Aren’t you afraid of me?” Simon shook.

“There isn’t anyone to help you. Only me. And I’m the Beast.”

“This is ridiculous. You know perfectly well you’ll only meet me down there—so don’t try to escaPE."

The scene between Simon and the lord of the flies foreshadows his murder (Simon's).


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