Lord of the Flies

What begins to happen to the meeting after simon speaks?

Chapter 5

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Simon says that maybe there is a beast. This degenerates the meeting into a series of name calling and humiliating Piggy. Of Course Simon's view of the Beast is of the boys themselves, the view of man "at once heroic and sick." Of course none of the boys understand Simon's metaphysical ramblings so they fall back to immaturity and fear.