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Why does Simon imagine that the beast that speaks to him is the Lord of the Flies?

Why does Simon imagine that the beast that speaks to him is the Lord of the Flies?

Simon proceeds to hallucinate and listens to the Lord of the Flies speak. The conversation between the Lord of the Flies and Simon is significant because the severed pig’s head confirms Simon’s belief that the beast is mankind’s inherent wickedness.

Why is Simon the most important character in Lord of the Flies?

In a way, Simon represents the future ideal personality of Golding. Therefore, Simon stands higher than any other characters. Simon represents saintliness and a kind of innate, spiritual human goodness that is deeply connected with nature and, in its own way, as primal as Jack’s evil instinct.

What is Simon’s explanation for the beast in Lord of the Flies?

To the dismay of Ralph and Piggy, Simon admits in Chapter 5 that he does believe in the beast, but suggests that the beast is actually the inherent evil inside each one of them. Simon senses early on that the boys will fall into violent savagery and become their own worst enemies.

What did Piggy indicate when he came to the Assembly but stood outside the triangle?

Piggy stood outside the triangle because he wanted to listen to the meeting, but wished not to talk. He meant this as a gesture of disapproval.

What does Jack leave as a tribute to the beast?

Shortly after he declares this at his meeting, he and his hunters kill a pig. They sharpen a stick at both ends: one end to stick into the ground and the other to stick into the head of the killed pig. This is the gift he leaves for the beast. It is this pig’s head that Simon “hears” in his trance.

Why does Simon decide to face the beast on his own?

Simon, who feels sick thinking about the heroism required to pursue it, also realizes that they will continue to squabble. After they reject his suggestion that they all go seek it atop the mountain, Simon decides that he must make the ascent on his own. Simon wants to climb the mountain to find the beast.