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I am doing my Limited Literary Analysis of the novel Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, on the Lord of the Flies. I chose to write this paper on the Lord of the Flies because it is one of the main objects of symbolism in the book. In some way it represents many of the other objects of symbolism in the book. And if you go deep enough it seems that the Lord of the Flies controls the whole island.
The Lord of the Flies is meant to symbolize evil, in the boys and all humanity, and the devil. The author does a very good job of showing how the Lord of the Flies represents this. The Lord of the Flies is what causes the evil in the boys, or so it seems from what is said during the Lord of the Flies one actual appearance in the book (pages 143 and 144). During this appearance the Lord of the Flies is given shape and voice by Simon's mind. This hallucination is caused by Simon's epilepsy, because he is about to slip into a seizure while the conversation between the Lord of the Flies and Simon is going on. The Lord of the Flies said that if he told the other boys the truth "we shall do you" (pg. 144). To me the Lord of the flies saying we means that he and the other boys will be the ones to kill Simon, but the Lord of the Flies is not an actual being, so he must represent something in the boys. The only thing that he could represent in the boys that would give him an actual part in the killing of Simon is the evil that has begun to overtake the boys.
The Lord of the Flies is also what many of the other objects of symbolism really are. The Lord of the Flies comes right out and states that he is the Beast. This makes a lot of sense because all the beast was was the evil in the boys and their fear of the evil in each other, and possibly themselves too. It's quite ironic how many of the things that the Lord of the Flies represents tie in with each other. The Lord of the Flies is the beast, which i