Lord of the Flies

what reminder of the outside world do the boys discover? what might it signify?

Lord of the Flies

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I think you might be referring to the dead pilot in the parachute. He symbolizes the folly of mankind. With all of mans' technological capabilities, this pilot floats down a corpse. A reminder of the inherent flaw in man which Simon tries so hard to communicate. The beast exists in the greater world just as it exists in the boys on the island.