Lord of the Flies

who is the Lord of the flies in the novel Lord of the flies?

is it inherent evil in man

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It is the pig on the stick or beelzebub

You are correct in that it reflects the inherent darkness in man. Really it's just a pig's head on a stick but it takes on the darkness which Golding felt is in the soul of man. Simon, Golding's Christ figure, comes face to face with it near the end.