Lord of the Flies

Is the "beast" a symbol Golding uses to represent the savage impulses lying deep within every human being? Does civilization exist to suppress the beast Agree of disagree and find examples in chapter six and seven to support your position.

This this Chapter 8 of Lord of the flies. I have a worksheet with this question and I need an answer. Please help me.

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This question calls for your opinion. There is no right or wrong answer. In my opinion, the beast represents an uncivilized world, and yes, unchecked impulses. Note, the world before the advent of "civilization" was made up of small nomadic groups. When areas began to settle, rules were implemented. The boys understood civilized behavior...... they were not brought up like animals. They understood right from wrong. Good luck with your answer.