Lord of the Flies

Chapter 8:Describe Simon’s confrontation with the “Lord of the Flies”. What is the “Lord of the Flies”? What could this symbolize?

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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 recognize it. In the end, Simon has one of his epileptic fits and passes out.